First I got these wonderful posters from Third Grade is a Hoot! and used them to introduce the concept of PIE to my students!
Then we used these wonderful cards I got from Love 2 Teach 2 to do a PIE sort. It's part of a wonderful unit she has on her blog for free!
I prepared the cards and three pie tins, one had a P in the bottom, one had the I, the other the E. Each card has a picture of a text on it and the student had to use the picture to determine the author's purpose. We took turns bringing the cards up and placing them in the correct pan and explaining why it went in that particular pan.
Debbie's Dabblings. It has different cards, all about Thanksgiving and the students decide what the author's purpose is, if they are correct they advance to the next slice of PIE on the game board! (Sorry it's upside down)
Finally, we used these graphic organizers to record information about the books we were reading this week..
It's free from Fourth and Ten!
I hope to share some new ideas on math tomorrow! We are finally getting division!! Can't wait to share with you how it's going!! Happy Tuesday everyone!