Why was the book written?
Was it to persuade? Was it inform? Was it to entertain?
I always teach author's purpose with iguanas in three easy steps. By using books all on the same topic, kids are easily able to distinguish between the 3 distinct purposes, plus the stories are great!
1) Introduce PIE (persuade, inform, entertain) and identify characteristics of each
2) Read the following books:
3) Have students match the book to it's purpose & create anchor chart. Easy as 1-2-3!