Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Author's Purpose Fun

Is anyone else dying for a snow day!?!  There has been so much sickness in my classroom and in my house that I just need a break!  I feel like I am at the surface of the water trying so hard to keep from drowning.  The papers are piling up, middle of the year assessments to accomplish, and my house looks  AWFUL!!!  I don't even care to pick it up at this point!  Is any of this sounding familiar?

On a brighter note, today we used my Author's Purpose unit to review and expand on our knowledge of author's purpose. First, we reviewed the three reasons why authors write by using these three author's purpose PIEs.

After reviewing the PIEs I placed the children into three groups and they rotated to three different passages.  They read the passage together and discussed why the author wrote the passage.  They recorded their answers into an author's purpose foldable.

Once all the kiddos rotated to all the passages we came back together, discussed our findings, and displayed our answers on the board under the correct purpose.  The children did an excellent job and really enjoyed the activity!

If you would like to pick up this unit you can click on my TPT button and head on over to my store.

Have a wonderful evening blogging buddies and keep your fingers crossed for some snow in the future forecast!


  1. Love your adorable "PIES" for the acronym for author's purpose! :)
    ideas by jivey

  2. I love this. You just got wishlisted:) Thanks for the follow!
    My Teacher Friend

  3. How cute is your blog! I'm so glad you found us!! Now we can follow you too!! I love your PIE activities!! So cute!

    Collaboration Cuties

  4. The Author's Purpose unit looks great! It is going in my wishlist! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Reading Toward the Stars

  5. Hi Amanda,
    Ok you have lured me in with your adorable blog...your name and your bees. LOL I have a daughter with the name Amanda and my classroom is bee themed. So glad I found you! I'm your newest follower and I love your Author's Purpose project. Can't wait to check in more often and see what you are up to.
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

  6. Hi Amanda - I love your Author's Purpose Unit, what great ideas! And such an amazing way to engage kids:) Hope you get your snow day, we've had 4 this year and each one was fantastic, stayed in my jammies.