P.I.E. is a great place to start teaching author's purpose, but too often, this is the only way we teach it. To understand the author's purpose, you must also understand genre, text structure, and even main idea and relevant details. It's not as difficult as it sounds, but it is essential that we teach our students the correct way to identify it.
This 20 slide PowerPoint provides you with an easy mini-lesson to teach your students how to identify the author's purpose. As with most of my products, it incorporates collaborative strategies, interactive journals, and even quick games to address comprehension issues early on and keep your students engaged. In the end, it guides your students to create their own expository piece of text with an identifiable purpose.