Author's Purpose- Decide what the author's purpose for writing is.  TONS of printable worksheets to teach literacy!

Author's Purpose- Decide what the author's purpose for writing is. TONS of printable worksheets to teach literacy!

Author's Purpose and TONS of other great printables that teach core standards!

6 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe. I will use as a guided lesson.

PIE:  Author's Purpose   (P= Persuade; I = Inform; E = Entertain)  (It bugs me that this picture doesn't show it in PIE order!).  I would have to add a different political figure;)

PIE: Author& Purpose (P= Persuade; I = Inform; E = Entertain) (It bugs me that this picture doesn& show it in PIE order! I would have to add a different political figure;

Does anyone else feel like anchor charts are like teacher eye candy??? We are loving this one as we learn about author's purpose this week!

Does anyone else feel like anchor charts are like teacher eye candy? We are loving this one as we learn about author's purpose this week!

I think cut and sort activities can be really helpful and my students really enjoy them. I made this cut and sort to review Author's Purpose. I hope you enjoy it!

I think cut and sort activities can be really helpful and my students really enjoy them. I made this cut and sort to review Author's Purpose. I hope you enjoy it!

Love this simple strategy for using old Scholastic Book Flyers to teach author's purpose!

Author's Purpose with Scholastic

Based on descriptions and genres, students categorize books based on the authors purpose. hey cut out the book images from scholastic flyers

Author's Purpose Anchor Chart

An Anchor Chart for Teaching Author's Purpose

Author's Purpose Anchor Chart

FREE Author's Purpose Test Prep Packet- Includes 5 passages and uses the PIE'ED acronym approach for upper elementary and middle school students- persuade, inform, entertain, explain, and describe

FREE Author's Purpose Test Prep Packet- Includes 5 passages and uses the PIE'ED acronym approach for upper elementary and middle school students- persuade, inform, entertain, explain, and describe

I am so stealing this and changing it to PIES (Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Social) for my TA classes!

author's make their own "pie" using 2 paper plates and printable- would also be a good idea to have students write a book they read with that purpose under each flap

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