I used these writing samples for an author's purpose group activity. I had three seperate pie tins labeled with a P(for persuade), an I(for inform), and an E(for entertain) and the students sorted the writing samples into the appropriate tins. This activity can be used as a group activity or at a literacy work station. I have a power point presentation in my TpT store that accompanies this activity. I hope that you enjoy this product!