Valentine’s Day Author’s Purpose Task Cards Print and Digital

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Your students will enjoy these print and digital task cards for Author’s Purpose! I love that the digital task cards are NO PREP and self-grading in Google Forms!


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This set of 32 print and digital (for Google Forms and other platforms) Task Cards are Valentine’s Day themed and will help your students practice identifying the three main types of author purposes. Students will read Valentine’s Day scenarios on each card and determine whether the author’s purpose was to persuade, to inform, or to entertain.


This resource includes:

32 Digital Task Cards in 4 smaller sets for easy assigning

32 Author’s Purpose Task Cards

Student Record Sheet

Answer Key

Teacher Notes

Teacher Notes for Digital with LINKS


***** SAVE more and GET more with my complete, print and digital Valentine’s Day Literacy Set! Besides this set of task cards, it includes 7 passages, poetry, and writing activities for 4th and 5th graders. Valentine’s Day Literacy Set


Why you’ll love this resource:

  • The task cards give your students concentrated practice with author’s purpose.


  • The print and digital versions give you, as a busy teacher, more flexibility in teaching.


  • It’s a great (and easy to prep) activity for February that your students will enjoy!


  • Task cards seem less overwhelming than longer passages for many students but still offer focused practice.


  • You can easily make these task cards into a center or a whole class game by adding a whiteboard with a tic-tac-toe or using them to play a board game like Sorry, Jenga, or Chutes and Ladders!


  • The task cards may be used in a number of ways, from reading centers, to whole class, one on one, test prep, SCOOT, exit slip, and more!!!



If you’re looking for more Winter materials, please check these out:

Winter Paired Text for 4th – 6th Grades

Winter Literacy Set for 4th – 5th Grades


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