Sunday, 20 October 2013

Author's Purpose PIE'ed Craftivity

A big thank you to Deb at Crafting Connections for providing me the opportunity to test-run one of her fabulous craftivities.  Deb sent me the product free so we could try it.  Thanks so much, Deb.
We got the Author's Purpose PIE'ed craftivity.  First, we looked at the different books we were reading for independent reading.  We brought them to the carpet and sorted them into categories based on what we thought the Author's Purpose was.  We narrowed down the possibilities to:  Persuade, Inform, Entertain, Explain, and Describe.  Then we did Deb's free Author's Purpose activity that you can find here.  There are five different examples - one for each purpose of writing.  My students worked in pairs to complete this so they could share their ideas, discuss, and reach a consensus. This was a great way to check their understanding of the topic.  Finally, they worked hard to create their Author's Purpose pies.
Thinking and cutting

Thinking and gluing

Thinking and reading

Thinking and gluing
It was so quiet as they thought and cut, and thought and glued...  My students loved this activity, and their pies looked so cute.  (They weren't all green like the previous photos.) 
You can get this awesome activity here - or you can visit Deb's blog and enter the rafflecopter to win a copy of this craftivity.  Good luck and enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. I just used her Author's Purpose PIE'ED PowerPoint on Friday. I had the kids take notes in a similar way to this Craftivity. I guess great minds think alike. haha Tomorrow is her Author's Purpose Task Cards. :) :)

  2. This activity looks terrific. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. This looks so helpful and FUN! Thanks for sharing it!

    Chalet Ré

  4. A great review, Lisa!

    We're about ready to put our pen pal letters in the mail. The kids were soooo excited to write back. :) We've had a few scheduling glitches, but I think I got them all together.

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings