P.I.E. is an acronym mnemonic for Persuade, Inform, Entertain. These are the three main ways that an author gets his/her message across to readers. This Common Core ELA and Literacy Worksheet functions as a graphic organizer for students in grades 3-8 reading informational text, but functions for readers of literary text as well. Students will be guided through the process of determining an author's purpose as well as the process of providing textual evidence to support their ideas.