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Would You Like Some PIE with Your Author's Purpose?



Would You Like Some PIE with Your Author's Purpose?

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     challenging words:    reading, solely, hunger, writing, knowing, material, purpose, insight, gain, pardon, inform, political, however, pages, reader, news


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Would You Like Some PIE with Your Author's Purpose?
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     Bookworms hunger for reading material. (Pardon the pun.) PIE can help the reader gain a better understanding of the material. PIE stands for persuade, inform/instruct, and entertain. Writers have a purpose for writing, and that purpose is often one of those three types. A writer may want to persuade readers to agree with her or to act on something that matters to her. An example of persuasion is a political ad. A writer may simply have news to share with readers; newspapers are filled with articles to inform the readers of current events. Sometimes readers need instructions on how to do something. Instructions are informative. .....
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