Teaching about author's purpose helps your students learn why the author wrote the story or article. Teaching author's purpose to your students is a great way to discuss the different varieties of text out there.
Below is an anchor chart that I display in my classroom when teaching the students about the author's purpose. It is so important to have a visual that students can see right in front of them.
P - to persuade (to convince the reader to believe a certain way)
I - to inform (to give information to the reader about a topic)
E - to entertain (to hold the reader's attention with enjoyment)
Please feel free to use the image from this blog post in your classroom if you teach author's purpose to your students!
If you would like to see an interactive PowerPoint about Author's Purpose that will get your students excited about learning in your classroom you can click here too.