Use this Google digital resource to teach your students how to use text to determine the authors purpose for writing. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the 3 different types of author’s purpose: persuade, inform and entertain or PIE. Includes a Google slides introduction and practice presentation and separate Google slides review activities. Completely updated on 4/13/21
Overview of the activities:
Google Slides Presentation – use this activity in presentation mode. This is NOT and editable resource.
- Slides 1-8 review the three types of author’s purpose and provide examples for students. Persuade, inform and entertain. The PIE acronym is used to help students remember.
- Slides 9-26 are review slides. These slides are set up like a review game.
- Students will read 6 different passages and then decide what the author’s purpose is. They will choose from the 3 options: persuade, inform, entertain.
- If they choose the wrong answer, they are shown a “try again” slide. If they choose the correct answer they can proceed to the next question.
Google Slides Activities
- 11 slides
- Slide 1: students type in examples of each type of author’s purpose. They will need to insert text boxes.
- Slide 2: students will sort examples of each type of author’s purpose. There are 4 examples for each type. There are movable pieces.
- Slide 3: Students will read a short passage and label it. There are movable pieces.
- Slides 4-11: 7 author’s purpose reading passages
- Slide 4 is a directions slide. Students will read each passage, highlight words and phrases in the passage that provide clues about the author’s purpose. They will select the author’s purpose and type a short statement to explain their answer. Highlighting strips are included for students to use.