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Author's Purpose - CCSS RL.5.1, RL.5.2


Links verified on 03/30/2022

1. Activity on Author's Purpose.

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(4th grade) This section includes a variety of activities designed to help you determine the author's purpose. Follow the directions on each screen and complete the activities. SEE MORE
 
2. Audience and Purpose.

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Read a passage and answer ten multiple choice questions on the purpose of the passage. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] SEE MORE
 
3. Author's Purpose Activity.

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Read a passage and answer fifteen multiple choice questions to determine the author's purpose. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] SEE MORE
 
4. Author's Purpose Battleship.

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Sink your opponent's ships by answering questions correctly. SEE MORE
 
5. Author's Purpose For Writing Quiz.

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This quiz will test as well as enhance your reading and comprehension skills. Read each paragraph and then decide the author's purpose for writing: to entertain, to inform, or to persuade. If you can get a score above 70, you are an expert.  SEE MORE
 
6. Author's Purpose Game Show (YouTube).

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Watch as contestants of this game show guess the intent of the author. Follow along as they point out the clues to help them answer correctly. Did you guess correctly? (video 5:50) Transcript available. SEE MORE
 
7. Author's Purpose Game.

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[for 1 or 2 players] Try to figure out why the author wrote each passage: to inform, to entertain, or to persuade. SEE MORE
 
8. Author's Purpose Jeopardy Template.

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Select the number of teams first: up to 12 teams. SEE MORE
 
9. Author's Purpose Popup Game.

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Choose the author's purpose for each type of text. SEE MORE
 
10. Author's Purpose Quiz.

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Online quiz, includes self checking. SEE MORE
 
11. Author's Purpose Quiz.

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Test your knowledge by taking a quiz on the reading skill of author's purpose. Pick 5 or 10 questions. SEE MORE
 
12. Author's Purpose Video.

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[1:16] Short video on identifying author's purpose. SEE MORE
 
13. Baamboozle: Author's Purpose.

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Why would an author write something? What is the author's purpose (Persuade, Inform, Entertain) in writing a magazine article? SEE MORE
 
14. Instant Jeopardy Review.

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Instant Jeopardy Review is designed for live play with up to ten individuals or teams. Teams choose a question, then try to give the best answer. SEE MORE
 
15. Quia: Author's Purpose.

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For grades 2 through 5, this game allows students to read a short passage and determine which piece of the PIE (Persuade, Inform, Entertain) applies! SEE MORE
 

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