My group has been working hard at determining the author's purpose. It seems like it is finally starting to click for them and I couldn't be happier! I found some wonderful resources through pinterest to help the students along the way. So, I thought I would give back by sharing my go-to author's purpose organizer- that I created! (The cute squiggle border is from Graphics on the Pond- free on TpT)
Click this link to access the Google Docs pdf version of the organizer.
Mrs. Gilchrist's Class
The paper plate PIE is from: 2nd Grade with Mrs. Wade