Author’s Purpose – 2nd & 3rd Florida BEST Standards – ELA.2.R.2.3 / 3.R.2.3



Author’s Purpose – 2nd & 3rd – ELA.2.R.2.3 / 3.R.2.3

⭐️These Lexile® leveled close reading stories are perfect for teaching students author’s purpose in nonfiction. Students will learn that authors write informational text for various reasons, including to answer a question; describe a topic, person, or event; or explain how to do something. This packet is designed to specifically fit 2nd & 3rd grade Florida B.E.S.T standard ELA.2.R.2.3 / 3.R.2.3 but can be used by anyone teaching author’s purpose.


⭐️Includes Lexile leveled passages, standard based questions, anchor charts, and hands-on cut-and-paste visuals to help students master this skill.



✏️Integrated Color Coding – Color coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.


✏️Comprehensive – Passages are perfect for comprehensive standard based test prep. Included anchor charts and questions make this resource great for lesson modeling. Works perfectly for small groups and guided reading.


✏️Scaffolding – Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of standard based essay and multiple choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.


✏️Highly Engaging – Contains original stories with custom illustrations designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


What’s Included:

1.Anchor Charts for Interactive Journals:

  • Author’s Purpose (P.I.E., Writing to Inform)
  • How to Identify Author’s Purpose
  • Key Words to help you identify author’s purpose in informational text

2. Reading passages with questions for each area:

• Author’s Purpose: To Explain

  • Tying Your Shoes- 430L
  • Decomposing to Add- 500L
  • Building a Snowman- 500L
  • Pizza! Pizza!- 630L

• Author’s Purpose: To Describe

  • African Elephants- 530L
  • Fresh Chocolate Chip Cookies- 560L
  • Saint Lucia Day- 760L
  • Paris, France- 780L

• Author’s Purpose: To Answer

  • Dogs vs. Cats- 530L
  • How Do Clouds Work?- 710L
  • How Do Fish Breathe Under Water?- 750L
  • Are School Uniforms Best?- 810L

3. Assessment on each area

  • Explain: How to Make a Paper Airplane- 620L
  • To Answer: What Causes Colors in Nature?- 730L
  • Describe: Grand Canyon- 800L


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