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Detecting the Author's Purpose

Detecting the Author's Purpose

Authors write to persuade, to inform, or to entertain. In this playful literacy worksheet, learners will categorize 12 different types of text according to why the author would write them, using the acronym PIE as a mnemonic device. Designed for fourth and fifth graders, this worksheet supports students as they learn to read with an eye toward an author's purpose.

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