Learning author's purpose is really as easy as PIE!
This author's purpose packet comes with an author's purpose guide (leveled for basic, proficient, and advanced students), an author's purpose gallery walk worksheet, a detailed author's purpose organizer, and a printable author's purpose poster. Also included is a fun writing activity that involves EATING DOUGHNUTS!!
These activities were originally designed to help my 6-8th grade ESL students master author's purpose, but I have used them with students as young as 4th grade.
This is a great way to tie reading and writing together in a fun way. Aligned with WIDA ELD standards and the following Common Core State Standards:
This item is included in my Author's Purpose Teaching Pack (available at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Authors-Purpose-Teaching-Pack).
Any claims of correlation or alignment to the WIDA ELP Standards are solely those of Tools for Teachers by Laurah J. and have not been evaluated by WIDA.