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Name the
Author's Purpose

Keys for the Teacher
Identifying an Author’s Purpose reveals the author’s intention for writing the text.

Understanding the author’s goal (inform, entertain and persuade) helps a reader interpret the author’s message (lesson, moral, opinion) and deepens comprehension of the text.

Keys for the Children
Good readers think about, “Why did the author write this?” and “What do they want us to remember?”.

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