Author’s Purpose

This unit explains author’s purpose, including to entertain, inform, and persuade. Activities provide practice identifying each author’s purpose. Parts of this unit include:

Activity Link Description
#1 Video This video explains author’s purpose and gives examples of pieces written to inform, entertain, and persuade. After explaining each purpose for writing, viewers practice identifying examples of author’s purpose. Finally, the answers are checked.
#2 Video Notes As you watch the video, use the Video Notes to record notes and answers to the practice questions.
#3 Flash Cards Use these digital flashcards to practice definitions and examples of author’s purpose.
#4 Practice Worksheets These worksheets from provide excellent practice identifying author’s purpose.
#5 Quiz Print this quiz or take it online to check progress and comprehension of author’s purpose and pinpoint areas that need further review.