Loading please wait

The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Try an activity or get started for free

Identify Purpose in Writing

In this worksheet, students will develop their understanding of the purpose in writing, specifically writing to inform or persuade.

'Identify Purpose in Writing' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:   Plan What and Who to Write For

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

a hand writing


Whenever you are writing something, there has to be a purpose.


This is the reason you are writing. 


This is the same for anything you read - the writer had a reason for writing it.


You will often see these reasons for writing in a text:


To inform

To persuade


In this activity, you will look at these reasons for writing and start to recognise how a writer uses language to inform or persuade.


girl with magnifying glass


Ready? Let's get started!

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started

Try an activity or get started for free

  • National Tutoring Awards 2023 Shortlisted / Parents
    National Tutoring Awards 2023 Shortlisted
  • Private-Tutoring-WINNER-EducationInvestor-Awards / Parents
    Winner - Private Tutoring
  • Bett Awards Finalist / Parents
  • Winner - Best for Home Learning / Parents
    Winner - Best for Home Learning / Parents