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The unit begins through explaining the P.I.E. of an Author's Purpose: Persuade, Inform and Entertain. The unit also later includes a 4th purpose of writing: to express personal feelings.

Reading Comprehension: Author's Purpose P.I.E..
A proof reading activity of the same text as the Author's Purpose Reading Comprehension,
Several worksheets for students to read passages and select the Author's Purpose,
Several worksheets that students are also asked questions delving into the purpose of the writing a little deeper or where a student might find this type of text,
A reading about 'Alexander Graham Bell' (that was not written to inform as one might expect with topic related questions)
A reading about 'Looking at Earth from Space' and related questions.
1 form for students to use for any book/article to describe the Author's Purpose as well as students to compare the author's point of view to the student's personal point of view.

Designed for 3rd-5th grades and includes 18 student pages plus answer keys.

Also has been prepared so that the unit will work for test preparation!

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File Last Updated:
March 10, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on March 10, 2016.