If your class is anything like mine, author's purpose is a struggling point! This packet includes 10 task cards with short paragraphs for the students to read and decide if the author's purpose is to persuade, inform, or entertain. There are also anchor charts in color and black and white. I have included a student answer sheet for the task cards and an answer key. There are also a few activity ideas suggested.
After your students do this mini-lesson, I hope author's purpose will really be as easy as PIE!