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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

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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.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
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