Author's Purpose

What piece of the PIE is the author using?

PIE= Persuade, Inform, and Entertain

Persuade: To convince the reader of a certain point of view

Inform: To teach or give information to the reader

Entertain: To hold the attention of the reader through enjoyment

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1. It was a glorious morning in Alabama. The sun was shining through the trees.

Alan couldn't wait to find his fishing pole and call his friend Sam to go fishing. They

had a great time on these early morning fishing trips. They took their dogs with

them and the dogs would swim in the lake while they fished. It was so funny to

watch those dogs paddle around the lake.

What is the author's purpose of this writing? __________________

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What is the author's purpose of this writing? ______________________________

The Underground Railroad was a secret organization which helped slaves escape

to freedom. Many slaves were able to escape because of the conductors and station

masters. The northern states were free states and slaves were free once they

arrived in the north. Secret codes and signals were used to identify the conductors

and station masters.