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I love this! I want all my students to know that they are writers! Andddd that writing doesn't have to be boring.

Vocab Intro... Need to make a "permanent" board for this with matching recording sheets for students

PIE - Author's Purpose. Useful for discussing different types of "writers" (journalist, author, ad copywriter). Re: ads, useful departure for discussion of the purpose of ads ("to persuade you to buy something."

PIE: Author's Purpose (P= Persuade; I = Inform; E = Entertain) (It bugs me that this picture doesn't show it in PIE order!). I would have to add a different political figure;)

Ingredients for good writing...I teach the kids to look at the word alliteration...it begins with ALL. I tell them that with alliteration several if not ALL of the words in a phrase or sentence begin with the same consonant sound. We practice a few tongue twisters.

author's purpose. This looks like a fun and interactive way to TEACH author's purpose, as well as do a formative assessment.

171-180 infers the author's specific purpose (term not used) for an informational passage (persuasive)

I love this entry about creating writer's workshop anchor charts. She also talks about reading Click Clack Moo to talk about why we write. I need to do this lesson in the first few weeks of school!

Reading Strategies--- Ideas for a chart in my room for the kiddos to refer to. Neat idea.

Author's purpose anchor chart. Seen this is a first grade classroom. Super fun to take something like authors purpose and make it relatable!