Author's Purpose Sort
This link is for a PDF file with a sorting activity that asks students to sort text samples into one of three author's purpose categories: to entertain, to persuade, to inform. This file can be printed and used as a small group center activity. The text samples include a mixture of fiction and informational text.
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The student will identify the author's purpose.
Extensions and Adaptations:
Write other passage cards to sort.
- Header cards (Activity Master C.023.AM1)
- Passage cards (Activity Master C.023.AM2a - C.023.AM2b)
If text in this activity is not appropriate for your students, use text that is more applicable. Note: The numbers of the cards correspond to headers in the following manner: Persuade - 3, 8, 1, 5; Inform - 2, 9, 12, 7; Entertain - 10, 11, 4, 6.