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This printable supports Common Core ELA Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.8

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Author's Purpose (Grade 3)

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Author's Purpose

1. 
A story that is funny, silly, or scary is trying to                 you.
  1. entertain
  2. persuade
  3. inform
  4. direct
2. 
Rabbit thought Turtle was slow, so he challenged Turtle to a race. But Rabbit was so confident that he would win the race he decided to take a nap during the race. Turtle knew he could win the race if he just kept on going. Turtle did just that and he WON!

What is the author's purpose for writing this passage?
  1. To entertain
  2. To persuade
  3. To inform
  4. To confuse
3. 
Directions on a medicine bottle are normally written                .
  1. To entertain
  2. To persuade
  3. To inform
  4. To confuse
4. 
If you read this headline in the newspaper, "Life on Mars: Scientists Discover New Life Forms", what would you think the author of this article will try to do?
  1. To entertain
  2. To persuade
  3. To inform
  4. To direct
5. 
When reading a text that explains how to complete or do something, the author is trying                .
  1. to inform
  2. to entertain
  3. to persuade
  4. to describe
6. 
It was a glorious morning in Alabama. The sun was shining through the trees. Alan couldn't wait to find his fishing pole and call his friend Sam to go fishing. They had a great time on these early morning fishing trips. They took their dogs with them and the dogs would swim in the lake while they fished. It was so funny to watch those dogs paddle around the lake.

What is the purpose of the passage above?
  1. Entertain
  2. Inform
  3. Explain
  4. Persuade
7. 
An author can only have one purpose for writing.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
Everything you read has a purpose.
  1. True
  2. False
9. 
When writing to                an author's purpose is share information that is typically real and factual.
  1. entertain
  2. persuade
  3. inform
  4. sing
10. 
When an author tells a story or describes imaginary characters, places or events he/she is writing to                .
  1. entertain
  2. persuade
  3. sing
  4. inform

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