Students need practice to easily identify an Author’s Purpose for various texts, and this collection of 36 Author’s Purpose Task Cards / SCOOT Game and Quick Assessment will save you time as you differentiate instruction. Students identify the purpose of various texts (Persuade, Inform, or Explain) and select the best answer multiple-choice style. New - this includes a complimentary set of Boom Learning digital task cards.

This printer-friendly set is flexible to meet the needs of diverse learners, and can be an extension activity for early finishers, in small groups during a guided reading mini-lesson, projected for whole group practice, to play Scoot as a whole group, as an engaging activity after lunch, or however meets the needs of your classroom.

Want to play Scoot to engage your entire class? Instructions are included, and you can use the "Scoot" sheet to assess knowledge of Author’s Purpose quickly. The Author’s Purpose Practice Sheet included can be used as a pre or post assessment. All answer keys provided. All pages can be printed in color or black and white. 


• Scoot Instructions, CCSS Correlation for grades 2-5

• 36 Author’s Purpose Task Cards (in color & b/w)

• Scoot sheet

• 1 page Quick Assessment – Perfect for Pre or Post testing

• Answer Keys for Task Cards and Quick Assessment

* Instructions to access the complimentary set of BOOM cards

For a closer look at what is included, and 4 free task cards, please download the detailed preview!


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