Students read the sentences, cut them out and glue them into the correct column. This is a great partner activity if author's purpose is a fairly new idea for students. It can be used as an assessment if students have a solid understanding of author's purpose.
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.