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Identifying if an Author’s Purpose Is to Persuade, Inform or Entertain (PIE).

Tracy Lambert
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(224)
What slice of PIE is the author giving us? Find out how to identify the different purposes of a text, why it’s important to know and how to use the characteristics in your own writing.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 6
Students will build an understanding of:
identifying author purpose
characteristics of persuasive, informative and entertaining writing
using their skills to begin to develop discernment in what they read
using the characteristics of each purpose in their own writing
Writing is my passion and as well as majoring in English at university, along with Theatre Arts, I've almost 20 years experience in teaching English in primary schools (4-11-year-olds). Over those years I have worked regularly with groups of children specifically on English writing skills.
I have lead learners in identifying author intent and have guided them in producing their own work for different purposes (using the PIE outline)
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Informal assessment during class
Grades Offered
A notebook or paper and something to write with, or a device to use for writing. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
All content is age appropriate
Texts looked at are prepared by myself. Real-life examples will be referred to but not read in class. Any books, magazines, etc, will be appropriate for the classroom
Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(224)
Hello and thank you for stopping by to find out a little more about me. I hail from the UK and live in Kent (the bottom right-hand corner as you look at the map!)
 I graduated from the University of Exeter with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
55 min

Completed by 9 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-12
1-6 learners per class

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