Search Reading Literature Identifying the Author's Purpose Educational Resources

53 filtered results
53 filtered results
Identifying the Author's Purpose
Reading Literature
Sort by
Identify the Author's Purpose
Identify the Author's Purpose
Worksheet
Identify the Author's Purpose
Authors persuade, inform, and entertain through various types of writing! Students set out to identify the author’s purpose.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What is Onomatopoeia?
What is Onomatopoeia?
Worksheet
What is Onomatopoeia?
BOOM! This worksheet is full of all kinds of sound-based words, from creaks to squeaks.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Girl Who Owned a Bear
Reading Comprehension: The Girl Who Owned a Bear
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Girl Who Owned a Bear
Students read an excerpt adapted from L. Frank Baum’s short story “The Girl Who Owned a Bear” and answer reading comprehension questions about the text.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Author's Purpose
Author's Purpose
Worksheet
Author's Purpose
All authors write for a reason, be it to explain, entertain, or persuade their readers. In this activity, your students will consider the author’s purpose of a book of their choosing, then justify their answer.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose Task Cards
Author’s Purpose Task Cards
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose Task Cards
Learners will practice identifying the author's purpose in eight sample paragraphs, using text evidence to support their choice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Novel Discussion Guide for Teachers
Novel Discussion Guide for Teachers
Worksheet
Novel Discussion Guide for Teachers
Use this worksheet to encourage critical thinking and support students’ literacy development by asking questions before, during, and after reading.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Novel Study: The One and Only Ivan: Discussion Guide #1
Novel Study: The One and Only Ivan: Discussion Guide #1
Worksheet
Novel Study: The One and Only Ivan: Discussion Guide #1
This discussion guide helps readers reflect on chapters 1–38 of The One and Only Ivan.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Detecting the Author's Purpose
Detecting the Author's Purpose
Worksheet
Detecting the Author's Purpose
Learners will categorize 12 different types of text according to why the author would write them, using the acronym PIE as a mnemonic device.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
First vs. Third Person Narration
First vs. Third Person Narration
Worksheet
First vs. Third Person Narration
Students are asked to distinguish between first and third person narration as well as fiction or nonfiction writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Excerpt Adapted From The Railway Children
Reading Comprehension: Excerpt Adapted From The Railway Children
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Excerpt Adapted From The Railway Children
Students read and analyze an excerpt from E. Nesbit’s 1906 novel, The Railway Children, in this four-page reading comprehension worksheet.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose: Multiple Choice
Author’s Purpose: Multiple Choice
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose: Multiple Choice
Identifying the author’s purpose is as easy as P-I-E with the right mnemonic device!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose Sort: It’s as Easy as Pie!
Author’s Purpose Sort: It’s as Easy as Pie!
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose Sort: It’s as Easy as Pie!
Learners will review a definition for each type of author's purpose, then sort nine sentences according to these criteria.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Extended Reading Comprehension: Excerpt Adapted From 'The King of Elfland’s Daughter'
Extended Reading Comprehension: Excerpt Adapted From 'The King of Elfland’s Daughter'
Worksheet
Extended Reading Comprehension: Excerpt Adapted From 'The King of Elfland’s Daughter'
Students hone reading comprehension and analysis skills with this adapted excerpt from the first chapter of The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany.
7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Emily's Turtle
Emily's Turtle
Worksheet
Emily's Turtle
This short fictional text can be used to help students determine words and phrases the author uses to help the reader figure out the central message of the story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Moody Words
Moody Words
Worksheet
Moody Words
Authors use sensory language to make their writing more descriptive. Have your students consider the words authors use to create specific moods in this fun pumpkin-themed worksheet!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose: The Ant and the Grasshopper
Author’s Purpose: The Ant and the Grasshopper
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose: The Ant and the Grasshopper
Your students will love reading this classic fable as they seek to determine the author’s purpose and differentiate fiction from nonfiction.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Author's Purpose: Sort It Out!
Author's Purpose: Sort It Out!
Worksheet
Author's Purpose: Sort It Out!
Get your students moving with this interactive sorting game!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Flipchart: I SHAMPOO C
Flipchart: I SHAMPOO C
Worksheet
Flipchart: I SHAMPOO C
Students complete a figurative language flip chart from the mnemonic device I SHAMPOO C.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding the Purpose
Finding the Purpose
Worksheet
Finding the Purpose
Help your second grade students identify the author’s purpose as they answer questions about a nonfiction text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Novel Study: The One and Only Ivan: Discussion Guide #2
Novel Study: The One and Only Ivan: Discussion Guide #2
Worksheet
Novel Study: The One and Only Ivan: Discussion Guide #2
Engage your students with discussion questions as they read the second part of Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Point of View Graphic Organizer
Point of View Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Point of View Graphic Organizer
This graphic organizer can help students analyze a story, scenario, disagreement or controversy from multiple perspectives.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose: The Princess and the Pea
Author’s Purpose: The Princess and the Pea
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose: The Princess and the Pea
Students will read an adaptation of the classic story "The Princess and the Pea" by Hans Christian Andersen. Then they'll seek to determine the author’s purpose and explain their reasoning.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Novel Discussion Guide for Parents
Novel Discussion Guide for Parents
Worksheet
Novel Discussion Guide for Parents
Use this Novel Discussion Guide for Parents as a guide to invite your child into a book discussion about their latest reading!
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Novel Study: The One and Only Ivan: Discussion Guide #4
Novel Study: The One and Only Ivan: Discussion Guide #4
Worksheet
Novel Study: The One and Only Ivan: Discussion Guide #4
Engage your students with discussion questions as they read the last part of Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Identifying Alliteration, Descriptive Adjectives, and Nouns
Identifying Alliteration, Descriptive Adjectives, and Nouns
Worksheet
Identifying Alliteration, Descriptive Adjectives, and Nouns
Get plenty of practice with alliteration by identifying and creating alliterative sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet