This engaging activity puts a fun spin on reviewing the five author's purposes for writing! Author's Purpose is a concept that I have to revisit with my students throughout the year, so I created this version to do with my students at the beginning of April- right before state testing! It also mak
I created this poster set FREEBIE for teachers who want to teach their students the more advanced version of Author's Purpose: PIE'ED!
I used to teach this skill using the PIE method, but quickly realized that my 4th and 5th grade students were not
I created this FREE set of Author's Purpose test prep passages for teachers who want to teach their students the more advanced version of Author's Purpose: PIE'ED!
In the past, I taught the PIE method. One year, however, I was providing testing ac
This is an educational worksheet students can complete before Thanksgiving. Students read five passages related to Thanksgiving. They must determine whether the author's purpose is to persude, entertain, inform, explain, or describe. Students are also asked to justify their answers.
Finding Author's Purpose of Different Writing Pieces
This is a complete set of activities to add to your lesson on Author's Purpose.
Persuade, Inform, Entertain, Explain, Describe
This Set Includes:
Interactive Notebook Flipables/Foldable
Student Practice to Identify Author's Purpose
This free author's purpose worksheet contains passages related to the days of the week. Students read each passage, and determine the author's purpose for writing the passage. The worksheet includes 5 reading passages. The author's purposes include persuade, inform, entertain, explain, and describe.
Assess your students understanding of Author's Purpose with this simple multiple choice quiz. It includes 12 multiple choice questions that are quick and easy to grade. Covers Persuade, Inform, Entertain, Explain, and Describe. If this is too advanced, please take a look at my other Author's Purpose
Here is a introductory PowerPoint teaching the letters PIE'ED for Author's Purpose. The PowerPoint is aligned with CCSS as well as the TEM 4.0. It is interactive with an exit ticket activity at the end.
Author's Purpose: This craftivity provides a fun way to practice identifying an author's purpose for writing a short passage using the more advanced PIE'ED method:
Students will read the five short passages (check out page 2 of the preview to see the
Author's Purpose PowerPoint: This powerpoint contains 49 slides. It includes 5 types of author's purpose: persuade, inform, entertain, explain, and describe. It also includes a BONUS PowerPoint companion handout. Students can follow along on the handout, recording answers, as you pr
This author's purpose resource contains 24 task cards. Each task card contains a short passage, followed by this question: "The author's primary purpose for writing this passage is most likely..."
Four multiple choice options follow the question stem.
I prefer teaching the five-option author's p
Take PIE to the next level- add explain and describe! Here's a hands-on game to practice author's purpose! Best of all, this version includes the more comprehensive FIVE author's purposes. (Get PIE-ED!)
I created this because I wanted my upper elem
Author's Purpose Foldable: These fun authors purpose cootie catchers are a great way for students to have fun while learning about the concept of the Author's Purpose. How to Play and Assembly Instructions are included.
This activity has students reading short passages to each other and then determ
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 auth
Author's purpose is a tough skill for students to grasp, and this set of task cards goes beyond the simple PIE!
Colorful posters are included for the 5 reasons authors read: PIE'ED.
There are 24 task cards in the pack, all with interesting subjects students will enjoy. Each card requires stude
This packet contains all four of the worksheets containing author's purpose passages I have created related to winter (December through February) in one packet!
-December Holidays (Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, St. Nicholas Day)
-February (Valentine's Day, President's Day, Dental Healt
This packet contains all four of the fall author's purpose passages I have created in one packet!
Each theme contains two pages that can be photocopied into a 2-sided worksheet. The Autumn, Halloween, Election Day, and Thanksgiving worksheets each
This is an educational worksheet students can complete in December. Students read five passages related to December holidays. They must determine whether the author's purpose is to persuade, inform, entertain, explain, or describe. This worksheet uses the more advanced PIE'ED version of author's
Author's Purpose Task Cards - This set includes 24 short stories task cards with multiple choice answer choices and answer key. All stories target questions that address author's purpose (PIE'ED - Persuade, Inform, Entertain, Explain, and Describe). It also includes 6 posters and a graphic organiz
This 38- page resource provides inserts for student journals to remember the 5 reasons authors write. The mini cards can be used for Headbandz activities in the classroom. The labels and task cards can be used to complete the fabulous lesson by Hope King found here: http://www.elementaryshenanigans.
To assess your students knowledge on Author's Purpose (PIEED). There are 3 parts to this test:
Part 1: Matching - match the definition to the correct author's purpose.
Part 2: Multiple choice - read two passages and answer 2-part questions.
Part 3: Constructed response - Students must show their au
This anchor chart is to help student's visualize and remember the various types of why an author might write a passage, article or letter. This acronym usually make students giggle, but they ALWAYS remember the phrase "The Author PIEED on purpose. :)
This resource is perfect to help students investigate Author's purpose! The recording sheet can be used along with an Author's Purpose "PIE or PIE(ED) tasting" in which students read either online, newspaper, or magazine articles, or books and determine their author's purpose for writing the piece
Use this graphic organizer with any piece of reading to help your students organize their thinking about the author's purpose. Students must provide at least three pieces of evidence to support their thinking.
This is an educational worksheet students can complete related to Martin Luther King. Students read four passages related to Martin Luther King, Jr. They must determine whether the author's purpose is to persuade, inform, entertain, or explain. Students are also asked to justify their answers.
These 12 posters feature important reading skills and strategies with explanations and helpful hints written in RHYME! The high resolution posters include author's purpose, cause & effect, context clues, fact & opinion, inference, main idea, parts of a story, point of view, summary, text str