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Going Beyond PIE: 5 Ways to Teach Students How to Find the Author’s Purpose
If you teach students about author’s purpose, you probably already know about the acronym PIE (persuade, inform, entertain) and the related cutesy anchor charts. While those are good umbrella categories, the actual reasons that authors write nonfiction are often more […]
Author's Purpose Task Cards & Reading Practice w/ Easel Activity
This author's purpose reading activity explains author's purpose (to inform, to persuade, and to entertain). Includes a worksheet and a set of 24 task cards with answer key and recording sheet. The worksheet gives students six different author's purpose reading selections they need to identify, which you can use for guided practice.
Author's Purpose Worksheets - Activity for 4th grade & 5th Grade
Author's purpose. Learn 5 (types of author's purpose(Explain, Inform, Describe, Entertain and Persuade). See how author's write 5 different ways with the same picture. Teacher Model, Guided Practice and Independent work.
Author's Purpose PowerPoint- PIE'ED
Author's Purpose PowerPoint containing 49 slides! This includes the more advanced version of teaching Author's Purpose... the PIE'ED version with test prep! (persuade, inform, entertain, explain, and describe) This PowerPoint includes 10 passages and 5 multiple choice passages.
An Upper Elementary Take on Author's Purpose
An upper elementary version of teaching author's purpose! The author of this blog post explains why she moved toward the PIE'ED approach to author's purpose. FREE worksheets and posters are included!
Author's Purpose PIE'ED Test Prep Passages with Print and Digital with TpT Easel
FREE Author's Purpose Test Prep Packet- Includes 5 passages and uses the PIE'ED acronym approach for upper elementary and middle school students- persuade, inform, entertain, explain, and describe