Sunday, October 9, 2011

Easy as PIE

Now that I am settling into my new school and getting to know all of my students, I decided to spend a few days just reviewing some of the skills from the first nine weeks. I really wanted to see what they remembered and had learned from their previous teachers, but I didn't want to just give them another worksheet or heaven forbid yet another test. When it came to reading I spent a day or so on each skill, one of which was Author's Purpose.

I decided they were all going to make their own PIE. After some trial and error. This is what I came up with:

I used two paper plates. One of which we cut into four pieces (for younger students you may want to have this already done). Each piece of the PIE represented Author's Purpose (Persuade, Inform, Entertain). I had them color the pieces of PIE (they turned out really cute, we had some blueberry, cherry, and rainbow PIE). After coloring and writing on each piece you then staple (found it was MUCH easier to staple than glue) all the pieces on to the second paper plate. Then the students were given the handout below and had to match the definition and example with the correct Author's Purpose. It was pretty simple, but a much better way to review!



Click here for the printable (there are six to a page)

Enjoy!

12 comments:

Ali said...

Thanks for sharing!! This is great!

Ali

Megan said...

Can't wait to make this with my kids next week. Thanks for sharing!!

Blackboard and Beyond

gin said...

I am currently planning for author's purpose next week and this foldable made it into my plans. Thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This is adorable, hands on, and meaningful. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!!!

moonglow said...

Thank you for sharing! I think it's fantastic and the students will enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

Love it! Looking forward to using this with my students soon. These would be great to showcase in our room too - so much better than a worksheet or typical graphic organizer on a worksheet.

- Cheryle

Anonymous said...

Love it! Looking forward to using this with my students soon. These would be great to showcase in our room too - so much better than a worksheet or typical graphic organizer on a worksheet.

- Cheryle

kilipohi said...

What a great idea. I'm going to use this as well.

Vanessa said...

I love this! The kids are really going to enjoy it

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Vanessa said...

Hello once again :) I just blogged about your Author's Purpose Easy as Pie activity.

Come and check it out at www.kinderloves.blogspot.com

Happy Teaching ,
Vanessa

A Full Classroom said...

Thank you for sharing this lesson. My fifth grade students just completed your PIE activity and - - Oh MY GOODNESS - -fun was had by all. Thanks for sharing! I posted on my blog and I wanted to let you know "credit" was given to dandelions and dragonflies for this creative lesson.


Blair Turner said...

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Blair
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