FREEBIE!! If your students are like mine, they sometimes have trouble determining the author's purpose for different types of text. Feel free to use this Author's Purpose Checklist to help support them with this tricky skill! I just gave my students counters to use for the yes or no answer choices.
For this activity, students create mini booklets that show their understanding of author's purpose. This activity reaches the higher DOK (depth of knowledge) levels because students are differentiating between the types of author's purposes, AND actually creating samples! Students get to be the author!!