This 29 slide powerpoint focuses on the three main purposes for an author: (P)ersuade,(I)nform, and (E)ntertain, using the P.I.E. acronym. It vividly explains with many examples how an author's purpose can affect what he writes. Created by Beverly Brown, it includes a 15 passage exercise to evaluate your students' understanding of the skill. Each slide is fully animated and includes colorful pictures and clip art. I guarantee you will not be disappointed!