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Author's Purpose Bundle of Resources: This bundled product takes the PIE approach to teaching author's purpose a step further. Students are taught to determine whether an author's purpose is to persuade, inform, entertain, describe, or explain.

A note of explanation: I used to teach the well-known PIE method, but I quickly determined that I wasn't adequately preparing my students for the standardized tests they had to take in the spring. I feel that there are two primary weaknesses with the PIE method of teaching author's purpose. First, most tests do not limit answer choices to persuade, inform, and entertain! Furthermore, the tests often have more than one answer choice with a particular verb as an option. For example, a test question might be written something like this:

What is the author's primary purpose for writing this passage:
A. to inform readers about the history of Earth Day
B. to inform readers which harmful actions are done most often to our Earth.
C. to persuade readers to recycle
D. to persuade readers to ride a bike whenever possible

Therefore, I added explain and describe to the mix, and I started creating my own materials that I felt addressed the two weaknesses of the PIE method.

If you would like to take a closer look at any of the products included in this bundle, just click on the links below. The bundle includes ALL of these items, PLUS 2 PAGES of LESSON PLANS that explain how I use these materials in fourth and fifth grade classrooms over the course of one week.

Author’s Purpose Craftivity
Author’s Purpose Earth Day Craftivity (including five passages!)
Author’s Purpose Task Cards for PIE’ED (Test Prep!)
Author’s Purpose Posters FREEBIE
Author’s Purpose Powerpoint (with a matching companion handout!)
PIE’ED Concentration Game
Author’s Purpose Practice Paragraphs: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day FREE!

(This bundle also includes lots of seasonal worksheets!)



**Please note: the PowerPoint cannot be edited due to the copyright requirements made by the contributing artists (clip art, font, backgrounds).

By Deb Hanson 2014

This item is a paid digital download from my TpT store
www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Deb-Hanson
As such, it is for use in one classroom only. This item is also bound by copyright laws. Redistributing, editing, selling, or posting this item (or any part thereof) on the Internet are all strictly prohibited without first gaining permission from the author. Violations are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please contact me if you wish to be granted special permissions!
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1 Week

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