Author's Purpose

Persuade your pupils to inform their parents and guardians on author's purpose with the entertaining acronym: PIE. Kids can learn about how an author might write to persuade, inform, or entertain by completing the activities and worksheets included here.

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Instructional Ideas

  • After learners complete this packet, spend some time in class looking at additional texts and referring to the PIE handout in order to categorize the texts
Classroom Considerations

  • While designed for parents or guardians to do at home with their kids, some of these materials could be used for in-class work as well (others say parent on them and cannot be edited)
Pros

  • Provides the necessary handouts and worksheets
  • If you do choose to follow the plan and involve parents and guardians, the packet includes a letter to send home and instructions for the parents/guardians
Cons

  • None