Author's Purpose Task Cards: 24 Cards: PIE - Persuade, Inform & Entertain
Here are 24 cards to help your students practice determining the author's purpose. This activity is meant to be supplemental and should be used after your students have been introduced to author's purpose and are familiar with the PIE acronym. A PIE poster is included for students to use as a reference as well as three challenge cards to extend the activity.
There are several ways to use these cards. You could use them orally with small groups and have students discuss the answers. They could also be used individually with students answering on notebook paper. Another option for individual use is to have students use the included multiple choice answer sheet. This could work well for younger students or if you do not need students to justify their answers. An answer key is included.
These cards will look best in color, but will also print out fine in grayscale. Simply print and cut along the guidelines. Laminate and use them again and again. Alternatively, you could print on cardstock. It works well to keep them in a baggie. Another option is to hole-punch a corner of each card and put them all on a ring.
Contents of this set include:
• Directions and Suggestions
• 24 Task Cards
• Challenge Card
• Student Answer Sheets
• Answer Key
Common Core Standards addressed in this set:
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series)
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
• Task Card Bundle
• Character Traits (multiple choice)
• Cause and Effect (Identify)
• Fact or Opinion
• Brain Breaks
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