I'm fairly certain you all have heard of the acronym "PIE" for teaching Author's Purpose:
P = Persuade
I = Inform
E = Entertain
I was having some trouble wrapping my head around just these three, because sometimes authors don't write for one of those purposes. Example: most traditional literature. Fables, folktales, and legends are usually written to teach a lesson. So I got to thinking. How can I add "Teach a Lesson" to the PIE?
Or maybe use the "L" from "Lesson?"
I like PIE. When I eat pie, I usually need something to wash it down. T? Tea??? Hey, I'm onto something! Here's the anchor chart we created:
My next dilemma? How to incorporate poetry? Because not all poems are silly and happy a la Shel Silverstein or Jack Prelutsky. Thoughts???