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Type: Multiple-Choice
Category: Author's Purpose
Level: Grade 7
Standards: CCRA.R.6, RI.7.6
Score: 6
Tags: ELA-Literacy.RI.7.6
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Grade 7 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.7.6

Read the descriptions of each item and determine the author's purpose in writing it (to entertain, persuade, or inform).

1. A pamphlet urging people not to eat animals or use products made from animals or animal suffering because the author thinks that is cruel and unnecessary.

2. A poem about a pack rat, a person who refuses to throw things away, even things that most people would consider garbage.

3. The Shakespearean tragedy Romeo and Juliet, where two young lovers are forbidden from seeing one another due to a centuries old blood feud between their two families.
  1. entertain, inform, inform
  2. inform, persuade, entertain
  3. inform, entertain, entertain
  4. entertain, inform, persuade
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