Kansas Reading Assessment - This chart connections between text type and author's purpose:
| Text Type
|| Author's Purpose
|Expository||To Explain, Inform|
|Persuasive||To Convince, Persuade|
|Technical||To Instruct,Tell How|
Author's Purpose Chart - This graphic organizer allows students to collect examples of author's purpose from multiple points in a passage to help them determine the author’s overall purpose for writing.
Author's Purpose and Tone of Voice - This is a high school lesson by Patricia Penrose.
Graphic Organizer - shows visually the four text types with questions to identify author's purpose
Identifying Persuasive Text - This handout provides helpful questions to use when trying to discriminate between expository and persuasive text.