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Grade 5 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RL.5.6

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First be sure to check the date on the bread. Then take out the peanut butter, jelly and a knife. Then, take the knife and put it into the peanut butter and then spread it on one side of each piece of bread. Next, take the jelly and spread it on one of the slices on top of the peanut butter. Now it's time to put one slice on top of the other. You can cut the sandwich either in half or in quarters.

The author wrote this piece to...
  1. entertain
  2. persuade
  3. convince
  4. inform
Grade 5 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.5.8
Which is NOT an example of something written to inform?
  1. News Articles
  2. Textbooks
  3. Advertisements
  4. Biographies
  5. Documentaries
Grade 5 Author's Purpose
The day began like any other school day, except she really wanted to run to the bus and get to school. She had a feeling that today would be the day she would be named homecoming queen!

The author's purpose is to:
  1. Persuade
  2. Inform
  3. Entertain
Grade 5 Author's Purpose
These are the best shoes in the world! if you wear these shoes you will jump higher, run faster, and score more points in a ballgame than anyone else! You should buy a pair today!

What is the purpose of this writing?
  1. Persuade
  2. Inform
  3. Entertain
Grade 5 Author's Purpose
What is the purpose of an informational text?
  1. To inform or explain
  2. To make people laugh
  3. To bore you
  4. To get you to do your work
Grade 5 Author's Purpose
She was above all a most formidable female. She had once been a famous athlete, and even now the muscles were still clearly in evidence. You could see them in the bull-neck, in the big shoulders, in the thick arms, in the sinewy wrists, and in the powerful legs. Looking at her, you got the feeling that this was someone who could bend iron bars and tear telephone directories in half. Her face, I'm afraid, was neither a thing of beauty nor joy for ever. She had an obstinate chin, a cruel mouth, and small arrogant eyes.

From Matilda by Roald Dahl

What is the purpose of this passage?
  1. Persuade
  2. Inform
  3. Describe
  4. Explain
Grade 5 Author's Purpose
A book about how dogs are better than cats is written for what purpose?
  1. Persuade
  2. Inform
  3. Entertain
Grade 5 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.5.6

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Why did the author most likely write this passage?
  1. to describe All Souls Day
  2. to explain the history of Halloween
  3. to share how trick or treating got started
  4. to describe different types of treats kids get
Grade 5 Author's Purpose
A book about the history of cars is written for what purpose?
  1. Persuade
  2. Inform
  3. Entertain
Grade 5 Author's Purpose

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The poem "The Land of Nod" was written to
  1. entertain.
  2. inform.
  3. instruct.
  4. describe.
Grade 5 Author's Purpose
A               text tells you about the natural world.
  1. historical
  2. fiction
  3. scientific
  4. technical
Grade 5 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.5.6
Lisa always looked forward to the fall because of the Harvest Festival. Of course, she loved the rides, but she really enjoyed the shows. This year would be the best. Lisa had a special opportunity to perform in the talent show.

The author's purpose is to....
  1. persuade
  2. inform
  3. entertain
Grade 5 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.5.6
What do you do with aluminum cans? Do you throw them in the trash, or do you recycle when you are finished with them? At the rate we are filling our landfills, we will not have anywhere else to put our trash. If you recycle, you will help the environment. The next time you throw away your Coke can, think about putting it in a recycling bin. Your effort will help save your community.

The author's purpose is to...
  1. persuade
  2. inform
  3. entertain
Grade 5 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RL.5.6
Everyone should have a pet. Pets are very loving and affectionate. They help children learn responsibility. Pets give you unconditional love. Having a pet is a wonderful experience.

What is the author's purpose for this article?
  1. Inform
  2. Persuade
  3. Entertain
  4. Explain
Grade 5 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.5.8
Read the title and decide whether the piece was written to inform, entertain, or persuade.
Why You Should Vote for Candidate B
  1. Inform
  2. Entertain
  3. Persuade
Grade 5 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.5.8
Read the title and decide whether the piece was written to inform, entertain, or persuade.
The Adventures of Captain America
  1. Inform
  2. Entertain
  3. Persuade
  4. None of the above
Grade 5 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.5.8
Read the title and decide whether the piece was written to inform, entertain, or persuade.
Stop Drinking Soda... Drink Water Instead
  1. Inform
  2. Entertain
  3. Persuade
Grade 5 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.5.8
Read the title and decide whether the piece was written to inform, entertain, or persuade.
An Introduction to Ancient Greece
  1. Inform
  2. Entertain
  3. Persuade
  4. None of the above
Grade 5 Author's Purpose
Read the title and decide whether the piece was written to inform, entertain, or persuade.
The Fairy Princess
  1. Inform
  2. Entertain
  3. Persuade
  4. None of the above
Grade 5 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RL.5.6
The Underground Railroad was a secret organization which helped slaves to escape to freedom. Many slaves were able to escape because of the conductors and station masters. The northern states were free states and slaves were free once they arrived in the north. Secret codes and signals were used to identify the conductors and station masters.

The author's purpose is to:
  1. Explain
  2. Inform
  3. Persuade
  4. Entertain
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