Author's Purpose Task Cards: 24 Cards: PIE - Persuade, Inform & Entertain
These 24 cards help 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.
There are several ways to use the cards; orally with small groups and have students discuss the answers. They could also be used individually with students answering on the student response sheet provided. 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.