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Identify the Author's Purpose

Identify the Author's Purpose

Learning to identify the author’s purpose and point of view is an essential component of both fiction and nonfiction comprehension. Both fourth- and fifth-grade students will benefit from this worksheet that has students read various short passages and identify the author’s purpose for writing each text. Students will underline and use clues from each passage to determine if the author is seeking to persuade, inform, or entertain readers.

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