Teaching Resource

Author's Purpose 'Pie' Chart

Free on Plus | 1 page (PDF, Google Slides)|Grades: 2 - 5

A poster highlighting the three main reasons an author writes a piece of text – to persuade, to inform, to entertain.

Display this poster when students are learning to identify the author’s purpose for a piece of text.

Information on the poster includes:

P = Persuade – To convince the reader to agree with a certain viewpoint on a particular issue or topic.

I = Inform – To teach or provide information to the reader on a particular topic using facts.

E = Entertain – To engage and provide enjoyment for the reader through imaginative writing or storytelling.

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  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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  • We have included a Google slide version for this resource.

    Addition by Natalie Aug 31st, 2020

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