Author's Purpose Craftivity (PIE'ED)

Deb Hanson

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  1. 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 t
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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 passages!), and determine the author's purpose for writing each passage. Then, they will follow the student-friendly directions to assemble the pie craftivity!

I used to teach this skill using the PIE method, but quickly realized that my upper elementary students were not adequately prepared for state tests when I only used verbs like "persuade", "inform", and "entertain". A few years ago, I switched to the PIE'ED method and created my own materials to use. You can click on the links below to take a peek at my other PIE'ED products!

This activity is also available in a digital format. If you are interested in viewing the DIGITAL VERSION OF THIS CRAFTIVITY that is compatible with GOOGLE SLIDES, click here.


This resource is also included in my Author's Purpose- PIE'ED MEGA-BUNDLE. {CLICK HERE.}


Author’s Purpose PowerPoint

PIE’ED Concentration Game

Author’s Purpose Posters FREEBIE

Author’s Purpose Task Cards for PIE’ED (Test Prep!)

Author’s Purpose Earth Day Craftivity (including five passages!)

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

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.}

By Deb Hanson 2012, updated 2017

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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5 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.


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