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.

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!

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;

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 created this FREE set of Author's Purpose test prep passages for teachers who want to teach their students the more advanced version of Author's Purpose: PIE'ED! persuade inform entertain explain describe In the past, I taught the PIE method.

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

Interactive notebook sort for author's purpose

Interactive notebooks: Tips & tricks

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

Great mentor texts for author's purpose: To Persuade. Lots of practical tips to teach author's purpose.

Author's Purpose: 8 Steps Easy as Pie

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.

Students sometimes have trouble determining the author's purpose. This checklist will help them with this skill!

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