Author's Purpose Bundle

Author's Purpose Bundle
Author's Purpose Bundle
Author's Purpose Bundle
Author's Purpose Bundle
Author's Purpose Bundle
Author's Purpose Bundle
Author's Purpose Bundle
Author's Purpose Bundle
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    6 days of Lesson Plans and Google version of task cards
    Bundle Description

    This author's purpose bundle is designed to teach upper elementary and middle school students about an author's purpose for writing a literary piece in a way that will keep them engaged. This bundled product takes the PIE approach to teaching author's purpose to the next level. Students are taught to determine whether an author's purpose is to persuade, inform, entertain, describe, or explain using the PIEED acronym.

    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.

    As an added bonus, I created 6 days of LESSON PLANS that outline how and when I use each of the included resources! You don't have to follow the lesson plan format I provide, of course, but it might be helpful in providing a bit of direction for you.

    Author’s Purpose Craftivity

    Author’s Purpose Posters FREEBIE

    Author’s Purpose Powerpoint (with a matching companion handout!)

    PIE’ED Concentration Game

    Author's Purpose Interactive Notebook Flaps (where students write their own paragraphs!)

    Author’s Purpose Task Cards for PIE’ED (This set includes 24 cards in three formats: printable task cards, a digital Google Forms version, or digital Boom cards. You choose the option that best fits the needs of your students!)

    2nd and 3rd grade teachers, you may want to take a peek at my Author's Purpose PIE Bundle! {CLICK HERE to check it out.}

    **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, updated 2018.

    This item is a paid digital download from my TpT store

    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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