Support the Point Worksheet


How to teach Author’s Purpose

Using this Support the Point Worksheet, students explain the reasons the author gives to support recycling.

Understanding the reason why an author wrote a text supports your students’ comprehension as they read. This worksheet gives them the opportunity to explain the reason why an author writes.

Read the passage about recycling. Then, explain the reasons the author gives to support recycling.

Other resources to use with this Support the Point Worksheet

If you are using this worksheet, your students are probably learning about author’s purpose.

Use this Author’s Purpose and Supporting Evidence Worksheet as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this worksheet by listening to the Have Fun Teaching Author’s Purpose Song. Next, students share what they know about author’s purpose. Then, students complete the worksheet individually or with a partner. Finally, students share about the authors and illustrators they learned about. Once finished, students read other books to determine the reason why the author wrote it.

Be sure to check out more Author’s Purpose Resources.

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