Use this lesson on the Smarboard to teach about author’s purpose. Authors write to inform, entertain, or to persuade the reader. Determining the author’s purpose can help you to better understand a text.
Directions: Navigate through the lesson using the yellow next button. You will learn about how each purpose has clues that will lead you to its purpose. Then, read a short paragraph and determine what the author’s purpose in writing this article was. Continue with another passage and questions on author’s purpose that will follow. At the end you can select try more practice for additional passages. Play