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Second Grade (Grade 2) Author's Purpose Questions

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Grade 2 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.2.6
How to play Social Studies Jeopardy

1) Divide students into groups of 3 to 4 students.

2) Students choose the following roles: Question Reader, Question Responder, Score Keeper, Time Keeper (optional).

3) While the Question Responder gives the answer, all members of the team contribute to the answer before it is given.

4) Team 1 asks Team A which category of question they would like. The question reader on Team 1 then reads the question to Team A. Team A has 1 minute to respond. If Team A answers correctly, they get the points. If Team A answers incorrectly, then Team 1 has the chance to answer the question and win the points. If Team 1 answers incorrectly, the question is opened up to the remaining teams.

5) Team A asks Team 2 which category of question they want. Play continues until all teams have had a chance to ask a question and then the next round starts again with Team 1.

The author designed this passage to be:
  1. a set of instructions
  2. a recipe
  3. a daily plan
  4. a diary entry
Grade 2 Author's Purpose
Read the sentences below and select the correct purpose.

I walked up to my house when I saw balloons on the front porch. So I walked faster and went inside the house. All of the sudden, I heard SURPRISE and all of my friends jumped out with presents in their hands. My birthday wasn't until next week, so I was really surprised and happy.
  1. Persuade
  2. Inform
  3. Entertain
Grade 2 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.2.6

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What is the author's purpose?
  1. to help kids play soccer
  2. to teach ways to build soccer skills
  3. to show how regular soccer is played
  4. to say a goal is not important in soccer
Grade 2 Author's Purpose
Read the sentences below and select the correct purpose.

Rules are very important. They help keep things running smoothly. Rules let you know what you can and can not do whether you are playing a game or explaining how to act in class. You should follow rules; they help people get along.
  1. Persuade
  2. Entertain
  3. Inform
Grade 2 Author's Purpose
Read the sentences below and select the correct purpose.

Come and get your very own Speedy Scooter! It will make you super fast and let you have tons of fun! You should definitely buy a brand new Speedy Scooter today!
  1. Persuade
  2. Inform
  3. Entertain
Grade 2 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.2.6
How to play Social Studies Jeopardy

1) Divide students into groups of 3 to 4 students.

2) Students choose the following roles: Question Reader, Question Responder, Score Keeper, Time Keeper (optional).

3) While the Question Responder gives the answer, all members of the team contribute to the answer before it is given.

4) Team 1 asks Team A which category of question they would like. The question reader on Team 1 then reads the question to Team A. Team A has 1 minute to respond. If Team A answers correctly, they get the points. If Team A answers incorrectly, then Team 1 has the chance to answer the question and win the points. If Team 1 answers incorrectly, the question is opened up to the remaining teams.

5) Team A asks Team 2 which category of question they want. Play continues until all teams have had a chance to ask a question and then the next round starts again with Team 1.

What is the purpose of this passage?
  1. to help kids pass social studies
  2. to help prepare kids for a test
  3. to teach kids how to play a social studies game
  4. to present a new idea to kids
Grade 2 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.7, RI.2.7
How to play Social Studies Jeopardy

1) Divide students into groups of 3 to 4 students.

2) Students choose the following roles: Question Reader, Question Responder, Score Keeper, Time Keeper (optional).

3) While the Question Responder gives the answer, all members of the team contribute to the answer before it is given.

4) Team 1 asks Team A which category of question they would like. The question reader on Team 1 then reads the question to Team A. Team A has 1 minute to respond. If Team A answers correctly, they get the points. If Team A answers incorrectly, then Team 1 has the chance to answer the question and win the points. If Team 1 answers incorrectly, the question is opened up to the remaining teams.

5) Team A asks Team 2 which category of question they want. Play continues until all teams have had a chance to ask a question and then the next round starts again with Team 1.

What type of illustration would best help the passage?
  1. a picture of kids in social studies class
  2. a picture of the game board
  3. a picture of a famous person from history
  4. a picture showing social studies in fancy letters
Grade 2 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.2.6

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Who did the author write this passage for?
  1. Kids who don't like soccer.
  2. Famous soccer players
  3. Kids who want to get better at soccer
  4. Soccer team coaches
Grade 2 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.2.6

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Why did the author write this letter?
  1. to thank the company
  2. to complain about the product
  3. to beg for free stuff
  4. to help out a friend
Grade 2 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.2.6

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What is the purpose of the passage?
  1. to explain what a director does
  2. to describe a famous director
  3. to encourage kids to become a director
  4. to share that the author is a director
Grade 2 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.2.6

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Why did the author most likely write this passage?
  1. to introduce a new hotel
  2. to compare two hotels
  3. to describe a type of hotel
  4. to get people to visit the hotel
Grade 2 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.2.2

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Why did the author write this passage?
  1. To describe a Loch Ness monster sighting
  2. To share the legend of the Loch Ness monster
  3. To scare people who head to Loch Ness
  4. To explain the silliness of the Loch Ness myth
Grade 2 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.2.6

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What is the purpose of the passage?
  1. to introduce kids to competitive swimming
  2. to describe different types of swimming
  3. to explain different types of swimming strokes
  4. to share the story of a famous Olympic swimmer
Grade 2 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.2.3

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Why does the author mention tuna oil?
  1. to describe one thing sharks eat
  2. to help explain a shark's sense of smell
  3. to compare a shark to a tuna
  4. to show why sharks like to eat tuna
Grade 2 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.2.8

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Why does the author mention treehouses in New Guinea?
  1. to describe treehouses built for kids
  2. to provide an example of people who live in treehouses
  3. to show that treehouses are only used for fun
  4. to explain that some people have to live in treehouses
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