Author's purpose freebie

This is the first time that I've ever posted for the Friday Freebie, and I'm very excited to be here!  So for my very first freebie, I want share with a simple worksheet/graphic organizer that I used with third grade students to write about the author's purpose.  I had blogged about about my little friends having difficulty with determining the author's purpose.  After a few lessons of modeling and guiding, students listened to a read aloud and wrote about what they think the author is trying to teach them.  I can imagine using this activity with second graders and maybe some first graders who need to be challenged.  Let me know what you think!!


  1. This is great! Thanks for sharing!
    ~ Mrs. Mc
    Little Literacy Learners

  2. Anytime! I'm glad this activity is useful for you!


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