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When you watch an advertisement, you probably have different expectations then when you watch a documentary. This is because each of these cultural texts were written for a different reason.

Determining the author’s purpose helps students think critically about a text. It helps students understand how best to approach a text: critically, skeptically, or casually for example. Here are more author’s purpose worksheets to give students practice with identifying the author’s purpose in a variety of texts.


Author’s Purpose Worksheet 4 – This worksheet has ten author’s purpose problems. Students consider the author’s purpose in a variety of texts and explain their answers.
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Author’s Purpose Worksheet 5 – This worksheet has another ten author’s purpose practice problems. Determine the author’s purpose and explain your answers.
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Author’s Purpose Worksheet 6 – Here is one more worksheet on author’s purpose. Determine the main purpose of the author based on short descriptions of the text.
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Common Core State Standards Related to Author’s Purpose

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6 – Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4 – Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.4 – Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

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Reading: Informational Text Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.6 – Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.6 – Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.6 – Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.6 – Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.6 – Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.6 – Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of the text.

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