SKU: W195745
(49 customer reviews)

Author’s Purpose Task Cards using PIE – Print & Digital with Google Slides + Audio

These author’s purpose task cards are designed to help students improve critical reading skills. The resource includes both print and digital versions, with differentiation options and additional challenge cards. Great for 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students. Check out the preview for more details!


24 cards + Digital versions
PDF, Google Apps™
Answer Key Included

This resource is sold in a money-saving bundle!


Author’s purpose is a critical reading skill, and these authors purpose task cards are here to help with your lessons!



  • 24 Task Cards (prints 4 to a page)
    • Black-line
    • Color
  • Recording Sheets
  • Answer Keys


  • Google Slides
  • ***Easel Activity (only available if you purchase on TPT)


  • Digital or Print
  • 3 Challenge Cards to extend the lesson
  • Audio Support
  • Multiple versions of the recording sheet included

Great for 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade!


This resource is part of a money-saving bundle!

This bundle includes these resources:

  • Theme Task Cards
  • Making Inferences Task Cards
  • Informational Text Structures Task Cards
  • Main Idea Task Cards
  • Summarizing Task Cards
  • Cause & Effect Task Cards
  • Compare & Contrast Task Cards

This resource is also included in the following bundles:

  • Reading Strategies MEGA BUNDLE
  • ELA Task Cards MEGA BUNDLE
  • Task Card Variety Pack Bundle
  • Reading Strategies Mini Bundle
  • Reading Comprehension Bundle

NOTE: This resource uses American English and is not editable.

This activity is meant to be supplemental and should be used after your students have been introduced to author’s purpose and are familiar with the PIE acronym. A PIE poster is included for students to use as a reference as well as three challenge cards to extend the activity. In addition, blackline versions of the cards are included, which look great when printed on colored paper.

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✏️ “Excellent product! Easy to use for students, but the content is challenging enough to promote critical thinking. Great for skill review. I’ve used them for morning work, scoot, centers, etc. Endless possibilities!” -Ashley Bennett.


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Common Core Standards:

  • CCSSCCRA.R.6 – Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text


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  • About the Author

    These passages were written by me, Rachel Lynette. I am a published author of over 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of subjects, as well as several teacher resource books. I have written for publishers such as Harcourt, Thompson-Gale, Rosen, Children’s Press, Evan-Moor, Kagan, and several others. These passages reflect more than a decade of professional writing experience.

    Terms of Use

    This resource was created by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students, but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded.

    If you want to share this resource with colleagues, please purchase additional licenses from TpT. Thank you for respecting these terms of use.

    This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom

    SKU: 195745

    Additional information

    Main Subjects

    ELA Test Prep, Reading, Reading Strategies

    Grade Level

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    Resource Type

    Centers, Task Cards

    49 reviews for Author’s Purpose Task Cards using PIE – Print & Digital with Google Slides + Audio

    1. Jessica Welker

      This resource was used during guided reading groups. I used both the digital version and the paper version. I let students choose between the two modes during their seat work rotation.

    2. Teri R.

      This was perfect to teach author’s purpose. It gave them practice with this skill and it showed me where some students had gaps.

    3. Colleen McQuade

      Thank you for this resource! My kids were struggling with this concept and now I think we are on the right track. The kids loved this activity!!

    4. Michelle P.

      I love using task cards. These had great little passages and were wonderful for small groups that needed to be retaught/work on their skills.

    5. Amanda M.

      My students worked together to complete these task cards and then, become to teacher to show the rest of the class how they got their answers.

    6. Candance Campbell

      Any time my students can use the chromebooks is a win for me. This is a great way to start using digital pieces instead of laminating and cutting it out for a station.

    7. Teresa L C.

      Nice for review of skills for PIE concept for point of view. Thanks!

    8. Jennifer O.

      This was a great compliment to our district curriculum. We talk a lot about the author’s opinion and this was a great support.

    9. Kathy Smith

      Thank you for creating a wonderful resource. The students were engaged and the learning experience was enhanced with this resource.

    10. Laura L.

      My students have used this resource as a scoot and as morning work. Very satisfied!

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