Grade 2 Reading Information - Main Purpose
Do you like eating hamburgers?

Grade 2 Reading Information - Main Purpose

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The main purpose of a text will let the reader know why the author wrote the text. Most of the author's purposes are for entertainment, for information or for persuasion. Students should look for key details to let them know the author's purpose. The voice and tone of an author may also reveal his or her purpose. In this quiz, the students will read two different texts and determine their main purpose by answering questions.

Story 1 - History of the Hamburger

A hamburger is a food. Many people eat hamburgers. People have been eating hamburgers for years. The hamburger was created in 1885. At a fair, a man made the first hamburger in Wisconsin. Charlie Nagreen took a meatball. Then he pressed it between his hands. He made the meatball very flat. Next, he put the flat meatball between two pieces of bread. Many people loved this hamburger. Charlie sold many hamburgers that year. He came back to the fair every year. He would make the hamburgers to sell.

Story 2 - Buy this Hamburger!

Buy this hamburger! It is really good. This hamburger cooked on a grill. The bun is fresh and toasted. The hamburger comes with lettuce, tomato and onions. It can also have mustard and ketchup. It tastes great. This hamburger only costs $2.00 for this whole hamburger. It will stop you from being hungry.

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1.
Read Story 1 - History of the Hamburger.
When was the hamburger first created?
1900.
1885.
1950.
1899.
The hamburger was first believed to have been created in 1885.
2.
Read Story 1 - History of the Hamburger.
Where was the first hamburger made?
At a fair.
At a store.
At a house.
At a hospital.
The first hamburger was made at a fair in Wisconsin.
3.
Read Story 1 - History of the Hamburger.
How was the first hamburger made?
With a steak.
With a meatball.
With turkey.
With help from a friend.
Charlie first took a meatball and flattened it and then put two pieces of bread around it.
4.
Read Story 1 - History of the Hamburger.
Who made the first hamburger?
Charlie Nagreen.
Molly Burger.
Teddy Thomas.
Sally Wright.
Charlie Nagreen is credited with making the first hamburger.
5.
Read Story 1 - History of the Hamburger.
What is the main purpose of this story?
To entertain.
To inform.
To persuade.
To tell a story.
The story was written to inform the reader about the first hamburger.
6.
Read Story 2 - Buy This Hamburger!
How was this hamburger made?
In the oven.
On a grill.
At a store.
In the microwave.
This hamburger is delicious because it was cooked on a grill.
7.
Read Story 2 - Buy This Hamburger!
What comes on the hamburger?
Lettuce, tomato and onions.
Mayo and mustard.
Pickles and mustard.
Cheese and mayo.
The hamburger comes with lettuce, tomato and onions.
8.
Read Story 2 - Buy This Hamburger!
How much does this hamburger cost?
$2.00.
$4.00.
$1.00.
$5.00.
This burger only costs $2.00.
9.
Read Story 2 - Buy This Hamburger!
What does the author want you to do?
Look at the hamburger.
Buy a pizza.
Buy the hamburger.
Smell the hamburger.
The author wants the reader to buy the hamburger.
10.
Read Story 2 - Buy This Hamburger!
What is the main purpose of this story?
To entertain.
To inform.
To persuade.
To tell a story.
The author wants the reader to buy the hamburger, so this is to persuade.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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