Teaching PIE (Author's Purpose) With Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade

  • Subjects: Reading, Writing

  • Product Type: Printable

  • Format: Digital product, Downloadable

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Product Description

If you are looking for a fun way to teach your students about "author's purpose", you just found it! I have provided 3 different yummy writing activities (one for each purpose: to persuade, to inform, and to entertain) using 3 different genres for writing (letter, how to, and journal). You could celebrate at the end of this unit by having milk and chocolate chip cookies!
What's Included:

Cover Page

PIE Poster

This bundle contains 3 different activities, one for each purpose for writing: To Persuade, To Inform, and To Entertain.

To Eat or Not To Eat Cookies (Author's Purpose: To Persuade)
- Letter to the Principal (Teacher Directions)
- Reasons To Eat or Not To Eat Graphic Organizer
- Letter to the Principal (Student Directions)
- Letter to the Principal Writing Page

How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies (Author's Purpose: To Inform)
- Ingredients Brainstorming Graphic Organizer
- Descriptive Word Graphic Organizer
- How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies Sequence 
Graphic Organizer
- How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies Final Copy (2 pages)

Diary of a Chocolate Chip Cookie (Author's Purpose: To Entertain)
- Chocolate Chip Journal Entry (Teacher Directions)
- Cookie Character Traits Graphic Organizer
- Five Different Diary Pages


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Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Days


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A Series of 3rd Grade Events
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I taught 3rd grade for 10  years in San Antonio, Texas, and I have now been teaching 2nd grade for 2 years. I love books and have a passion for reading.  I enjoy teaching and creating units to actively engage my students. 

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