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This type of writing can be found in a dictionary or textbook. 

Informational

100

What is the purpose? To make someone laugh or tell them a story, to amuse them.

Entertain

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Florida is a state in the southern United States. The capital is Tallahassee, and the state bird is the mockingbird. There are many beaches in Florida.
Inform
100
Mammals are one type of animal. Mammals have warm blood, fur or hair, and give birth to live young. Humans, monkeys, dogs, horses, and even hamsters are all mammals.
Inform
100
Once upon a time, there lived a princess in a faraway land. One day, she was captured by an evil witch! Soon Prince Charming rushed to save her and make her a queen.
Entertain
200

This type of writing can be found in a newspaper or campaign speech. 

Persuade

200

What is the purpose? To tell information, such as facts

Inform

200
Come and get your very own Speedy Scooter! It will make you super fast and let you have tons of fun! You should definitely buy a brand new Speedy Scooter today!
Persuade
200
Ted was nervous about soccer tryouts. He practiced a lot, day and night. On the day of the tryouts, he was scared, but he did his best. Finally, he found out he made the team!
Entertain
200
The American Civil War began on April 12, 1861. It was a war between the Northern states and the Southern states. Abraham Lincoln led the North to victory.
Inform
300

This type of writing can be found in a fairytale or fable. 

Entertain

300

What is the purpose? To try and get someone do to something or to make them think a certain way.

Persuade

300
Knock Knock! Who's there? Cargo. Cargo who? Cargo beep beep!
Entertain
300
Do you want to be an artist? Just take our Awesome Artists class and you will be a famous artist in no time!
Persuade
300
I think dogs make the best pets! They are much nicer than lots of other animals, and they are very smart. You can train them to do all sorts of things. Dogs are definitely better than all other pets!
Persuade
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What does PIE tell you?
Why the author wrote the story or passage.
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If an author is trying to get you to do something, what is their purpose?
to PERSUADE you
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Freddy went to Six Flags on Saturday and rode all kinds of roller coasters. There were spinning roller coasters, upside down, and crazy coasters! He had so much fun!
Entertain
400
The spooky haunted house looked extra creepy the night of Halloween. Lots of children went into the Haunted House, looking for a little fun. Soon, they were running out of there as fast as they could run!
Entertain
400
If you want to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, you need bread, jelly, and peanut butter. Put the peanut butter on one side and the jelly on the other. Last, put the two sides together to make your sandwich.
Inform
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What do all three letters in PIE stand for?
Persuade Inform Intertain
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If an author wants to give you lots of information about something, what is their purpose?
to INFORM you
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Dear Governor Perry, I think you should send more money to my school to help us buy some new computers for our classroom. We would be able to learn more and have fun. Sincerely, Mrs. Pedrotti's Class
Persuade
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Rules are very important to follow. They help people get along, and they keep things running smoothly. You should follow the rules at all times.
Persuade
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I walked home on Monday, and opened the front door as usual. All of the sudden, I heard, "Surprise!" and all my friends humped out with presents. My birthday was still a week away! Boy, was I surprised!
Entertain
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