Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Author's Purpose: Easy as Pie!


We're cookin' up a story . . .
Students are reviewing the purpose of an author's writing: to persuade, to inform, or to entertain.  PIE!  The goal is to have students identify an author's purpose in their reading and media viewing, and apply these skills to their own writing throughout the year.
We began this unit with each student making their own pie. The students were given puzzle pieces and asked to glue the defintion and writing sample under the correct flap of their pie. 

Students then went to computer lab and practiced writing passages in these three modes. Flip books were created to showcase the student authors in Room 102.











Room 102 has the recipe for successful writing!
A shout-out to Dandelions and Dragonflies for sharing her PIE lesson plan. 

49 comments:

  1. I Love this activity! Do you have the printables

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  2. I sure do! Drop me an email and I will send you the file.

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    1. Please send me the files if you still have them. marquisha.flanagan@gmail.com

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  3. I would love to have a copy of this file too. We are starting Author's Purpose next week! Thanks in advance!

    leemar76@frontiernet.net

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    1. Hi...was wondering if I can get a copy of the file. Amazing lesson!
      Thanks!
      mcohen36@aol.com

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  5. Hi I would love to have the printable for the foldables! Thanks so much! lbecker@westco.k12.mo.us

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  6. Hi I would love to have the printable for this activity, thanks in advance!
    Jackee98ec@hotmail.com

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  7. Could you send me the file as well, please? I love this! Teaching a unit on author's purpose next week...thank you!

    eengel925@gmail.com

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  8. Great craftivity and lesson. I would love to have the printables as well please and thank you!
    cschrade@pasco.k12.fl.us

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  9. I really like your idea!!
    please, can you send me the printable? my email is cspeedy1978@yahoo.es
    great job!!! ;))

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  10. I would love the printable as well....this is darling and really does the job! Thanks so much. My email is alocklear@academyofmoorecounty.com -

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  11. I also really like this, can you send me a copy?
    sheltonb@branson.k12.mo.us
    Thank you!

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  12. I would also love a copy of the printable. Thanks so much! cassandrabullins@yahoo.com

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  13. I would love a copy of the printable. Thanks!
    kristinnalywajko@yahoo.com

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  14. I love this, would you be able to send me the printables as well? krystal.loyd@midlandisd.net
    Thank you so much!

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  15. Would you send me the printables for the pie and foldable. It would be so helpful! Thank you!
    stefandf14@yahoo.com

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  16. LOVE your bulletin board. Would you send me the printables too?

    dostems@bay.k12.fl.us

    Thank you!!

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  17. Could I have a copy too?! hillary.mcdevitt@yahoo.com

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  18. This is fantastic! Could I have a copy of this too? scac4@att.net

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  19. If you have a chance, I would love a copy of this activity. I am starting Author's Purpose this week. Thanks consultamyh@yahoo.com

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  20. I would love a copy of the printables!! Thanks!
    danielssarah2000@yahoo.com

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  21. I would love a copy of your printables!! Thank you! These are awesome!
    mahoney_michelle@asdk12.org

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  22. I would love a copy of all the printables!
    tam_sham@bellsouth.net
    tshamblin@k12tn.net

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  23. I would also love a copy of this!
    laura_vaughn@bellsouth.net

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  24. Hi. I am a first year teacher teaching 3rd graders and would love this lesson. Could you please forward me the printables if you still have them. Thank you so much.

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  25. Would love these printables as well. jarmenteros@mccsedu.org

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  26. Hi I teach an SDC classroom and your printables would be amazing to add to my lessons. Please send my way if you still have them. Thank you in advance. ~Elena elaguna@gusd.net

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  27. I just found your blog. Love this idea for author's purpose. Would love the printables if possible. Thanks so much. Teri tmteachk@hotmail.com

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  28. I would love a copy of printables. I teach 5th grade ESL.
    Thanks
    Shelleycburton@gmail.com

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  29. I teach 5th grade ESL would love a copy of printables.

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  30. I am teaching Author's Purpose this week and I would love a copy of your printables.
    Thank you
    LTmarilyn@yahoo.com

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  31. I would so appreciate a copy of your printables. The kids are going to love it.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hope

    byrdy314@gmail.com

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  32. I am teaching 4th grade and would really appreciate a copy of your printables. I am reteaching and this is definitely going to help. I am sure your students love your creativity.

    Thanks in advance.
    Hope

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  33. If you happen to still have the printables for this activity, I would love them too. Kind regards
    lilly.put@optusnet.com.au

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  34. Is it possible to still get the printables? I love them!

    Thank you,
    Erica
    ejc231@yahoo.com

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  35. Would love the printables if you are still sending? lily-015@hotmail.com
    thanks!

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  36. I would love to have these. Are they still available? blh59@cox.net

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  37. If it is possible to get the printables still, I would really appreciate you sending them to me. Thank you!!

    ahultman@kasd.net

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  38. I would love a copy!

    wesleypaparone@gmail.com

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  39. I would love a copy!

    wesleypaparone@gmail.com

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  40. Thank you so much for sharing! Will you please email the printable sheets for this unit. My email is:
    teach language@aol.com
    Thank you so much! :)

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  41. I am a Literacy Coach and I am modeling a lesson on the Author's Purpose next week. This is a cool lesson. Will you send my the all the information so I can do this with 3rd grade? My email is:
    thomalr@bay.k12.fl.us

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  42. I am a Literacy Coach and I would love to have all this information. I am modeling Author's Purpose in a 3rd grade class next week for a couple of days. Could you send this to me? This is just what I need. Thanks so much -
    Leslie Thoma,
    thomalr@bay.k12.fl.us

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  43. I love this idea! Any chance you could send me the template?

    Cheers!

    email: eraff@bne.catholic.edu.au

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  44. I just found your blog! This is my first year teaching 3rd grade and this would be awesome for me to introduce author's purpose. By chance, do you still have this template?

    Happy teaching:),
    Monica
    mdthomp72@gmail.com

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  45. do you still have the template by chance. I am teaching authors purpose. Thanks in advance
    sopheenia2@gmail.com

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  46. Hello,
    I would love to have the templates if you still have them handy. You can send it to berrymuffincakes@yahoo.com. Thanks in advance :)

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