(ELA) Author's Purpose
  • 1. An article about how jeans are made.
A) To persuade (Persuasive)
B) To entertain (Narrative)
C) To inform (Explanatory)
  • 2. A story about what you will need to go on a camping trip.
A) To entertain (Narrative)
B) To inform (Explanatory)
C) To persuade (Persuasive)
  • 3. A poem about the circus.
A) To entertain (Narrative)
B) To persuade
C) To inform (Explanatory)
  • 4. A speech about why going to school four days a week is a good idea.
A) To persuade (Persuasive)
B) To inform (Explanatory)
C) To entertain (Narrative)
  • 5. An text about why people should like bananas over apples.
A) To entertain (Narrative)
B) To inform (Explanatory)
C) To persuade (Persuasive)
  • 6. A story about a princess marrying a prince.
A) To inform (Explanatory)
B) To entertain (Narrative)
C) To persuade (Persuasive)
  • 7. A letter from a friend trying to convince you to run away with them.
A) To inform (Explanatory)
B) To persuade (Persuasive)
C) To entertain (Narrative)
  • 8. A story about two dogs riding a bus.
A) To persuade (Persuasive)
B) To entertain (Narrative)
C) To inform (Explanatory)
  • 9. A news report about recycling and how it helps save the earth.
A) To inform (Explanatory)
B) To entertain (Narrative)
C) To persuade (Persuasive)
  • 10. A selection about how washing hands can prevent illness.
A) To entertain (Narrative)
B) To persuade (Persuasive)
C) To inform (Explanatory)
  • 11. An article telling you how the water cycle works.
A) To entertain (Narrative)
B) To inform (Explanatory)
C) To persuade (Persuasive)
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