4th Grade - Author's Purpose

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  • 1. Author’s Purpose
  • 2. What is it?• An author’s purpose for writing a text is the reason why he or she decided to write a selection.• The three main reasons an author chooses to write is to entertain, inform, or persuade
  • 3. To EntertainAuthor’s Purpose: to entertain others with something interesting or enjoyableExamples: realistic fiction, fantasy, poetry
  • 4. To InformAuthor’s Purpose: to give the reader facts and informationExamples: nonfiction, biography, textbooks, how-to books, newsletters
  • 5. To PersuadeAuthor’s Purpose: to convince another person to agree with the author’s point of viewExamples: advertisements, letters to the editor of a newspaper