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Author's Purpose Charts

I wanted to make some charts for Author's Purpose that would appeal to my first graders. I went with the P.I.E acronym (Persuade, Inform, Entertain) but took it to the next level by actually using Pie as the text examples. I then added some Other Examples so the students would get additional visual examples of the different purposes. I have these up on my Teachers Pay Teachers site for only $2.00! ***UPDATE - I had a few requests to add an additional, optional 4th poster for "Explain". I…

The Advanced Version of Author's Purposed PIE....  Get PIE'ED!!!  Anchors Away Monday

Author's Purpose Anchor Chart

Author's Purpose PIE'ED Anchor Chart- take author's purpose to the next level for upper elementary students by using the PIE'ED Method!

Author's Purpose Sort Take 2! I love this idea but would need to rewrite the paragraphs for second grade.

Author's Purpose Sort Take 2!

I made an author's purpose sort in another post (see here) and found out it had a little tmi...as in too much information...as in too many "inform" passages, so I made a redo! Click here for the newer version! This version features some informational passages on geography and soils perfect for GA 3rd graders. I hope you enjoy. Please leave me feedback and let me know how it works for you! As always, this is a freebie!

FREEBIE!! If your students are like mine, they sometimes have trouble determining the author's purpose for different types of text. Feel free to use this Author's Purpose Checklist to help support them with this tricky skill! I just gave my students counters to use for the yes or no answer choices.

Author's Purpose Checklist Freebie

If your students are like mine, they sometimes have trouble determining the author's purpose for different types of text. Feel free to use this Author's Purpose Checklist to help support them with this tricky skill! I just gave my students counters to use for the yes or no answer choices. Please le...

Author's Purpose Test Prep Small Passages Travel Activity

Author's Purpose Test Prep Small Passages Travel Activity

This activity includes 22 small passages written at about a 4th-5th grade level. With each passage is a question about the author's purpose for the passage. Unlike most author's purpose worksheets, which only offer answers of the specific purpose, these answers include the purpose and the reason...

FREE Author’s Purpose: These FREE task cards will be a great addition to your classroom. On each card there is a short reading passage. Students are to determine if the author’s purpose was to persuade, inform, or entertain. A response form for students and an answer key for the teacher are provided.

Rosa Mauer

FREE Author’s Purpose: These FREE task cards will be a great addition to your classroom. On each card there is a short reading passage. Students are to determine if the author’s purpose was to persuade, inform, or entertain. A response form for students and an answer key for the teacher are provided.

Read about tips to teach Author's Purpose. This one is Three Purposes for One…

Author's Purpose: 8 Steps Easy as Pie

I love teaching author's purpose...maybe it's the cozy PIE image it conjures up, or maybe it's the fact that for most kids, this is a concept that they "get" for the most part (with a little bit of explaining and some hands on practice). It's kind of the opposite of long division that way, if you know what I mean! Read more about Author's Purpose and how to teach it in this post by The Teacher Next Door.

FREE Author’s Purpose: These FREE task cards will be a great addition to your classroom. On each card there is a short reading passage. Students are to determine if the author’s purpose was to persuade, inform, or entertain. A response form for students and an answer key for the teacher are provided.

Rosa Mauer

FREE Author’s Purpose: These FREE task cards will be a great addition to your classroom. On each card there is a short reading passage. Students are to determine if the author’s purpose was to persuade, inform, or entertain. A response form for students and an answer key for the teacher are provided.

Author's Purpose Anchor Chart for teaching reading comprehension

An Anchor Chart for Teaching Author's Purpose - The Classroom Key

Author's Purpose Anchor Chart for teaching reading comprehension

Author's Purpose Practice: Second and Third Grade...It's freeeeee!

Author's Purpose Practice Sheets

Why does the author write? To inform, entertain, or persuade. Students will be able to show that they understand why an author writes by choosing persuade, inform, or entertain for a short reading selection. ...

FREE Author's Purpose PIE'ED posters! (Free worksheets are also included in this blog post!)

An Upper Elementary Take on Author's Purpose

An upper elementary version of teaching author's purpose! The author of this blog post explains why she moved toward the PIE'ED approach to author's purpose. FREE worksheets and posters are included!