Author's Purpose

Kansas Reading Assessment - This chart connections between text type and author's purpose:

Text Type
Author's Purpose
Narrative To Entertain
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 Bookmark 

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.