Author’s Purpose Worksheets

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Use these Author’s Purpose Worksheets, task cards & anchor charts for 4th grade & 5th Grade to see if students understand the concept. The author’s purpose is important for all students to understand. Use this project to teach the author’s purpose by showing students how different authors write. The teacher can show students how the exact same picture can have various writing styles. This project will teach students how an author can describe, inform, explain, persuade, and entertain.


Everything is included in this resource to show students a variety of ways authors write, including anchor charts, posters with examples, practice pages, booklets to use for reference, a flipbook to take notes, matching activity, and task cards. Also included is a rubric for grading the booklet and answer keys. There are various ways that the student can practice their understanding of the author’s purpose with the materials inside this product.

INSIDE YOU WILL FIND: (All shown in preview)

  • Author’s Purpose Posters to show writing styles
  • Blank Authors Purpose posters for student practice
  • Flip Book- for students to fill out
  • Booklet (rubric included for grading)
  • Matching Activity
  • Task cards
  • Answer keys

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This activity can be fun to show kids how the same information can be written differently. Challenge the students in your classroom to do the same by assigning them a topic. Have kids explore ways to describe, inform, entertain, persuade and explain.


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