Author's Purpose in Children's Literature


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Which of the following best defines author's purpose?

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1. Which of the following is not one of the four identified author's purposes for writing?

2. What is the author's purpose in Green Eggs and Ham?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet are offered as an assessment and review of what you know about the four identified purposes of children's literature. You'll review the different types and identify why each is effective in children's books.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to revisit what you know about:

  • What an author's purpose is
  • What the four types of author's purposes are
  • Applying what you know about the types to identify their usage in different literary works

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can remember how to define what an author's purpose is
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure you are able to point out the differences between the types of author's purpose
  • Knowledge application - check your knowledge about author's purpose to answer questions about different literary works

Additional Learning

To get a clearer picture of this topic, see the provided lesson, Author's Purpose in Children's Literature. The lesson reviews:

  • Why it's important to understand the purpose
  • The different types of purpose
  • Examples of each type