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Can you figure these out?

Can you figure these out?

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  • 1. Author’s PurposeReasons for Writing
  • 2. Three Main Purposes• To Entertain• To Inform• To PersuadeEvery text serves one of these purposes.
  • 3. Writing to EntertainThe MAIN purpose is to amuse readers. Examples• Stories• Poems• PlaysYou may learn something from a story, but the MAIN purpose is to entertain.
  • 4. Writing to InformThe MAIN purpose is to enlighten the reader. ExamplesExpository essaysNonfiction textsInstructions or directionsInformational writing may be entertaining, but the MAIN purpose is to inform.
  • 5. Writing to PersuadeThe MAIN purpose is to convince the reader. ExamplesPersuasive EssaysPersuasive SpeechesPersuasive Letters or notesPersuasive writing attempts to change the reader’s mind or get them to do something.
  • 6. Identifying the Author’s Purpose• Is the text a poem, story, or play? (if “yes” = entertain; if “no” = go to next)• Does the text mainly give facts and info? (if “yes” = inform; if “no” = go to next)• Does the text make arguments? (if “yes” = persuade; if “no” = start over)
  • 7. Practice You will be graded on participation and completion, not on accuracy.• On a separate sheet of paper, number one through ten.• I will describe a piece of writing.• You will write the author’s purpose: to inform, persuade, or entertain.
  • 8. 1A note written by a young girl asking her ex- boyfriend to forgive her.
  • 9. 2A recipe for making potato pancakes
  • 10. 3The lyrics to an Adele song
  • 11. 4The warnings on a bottle of cough syrup
  • 12. 5A mailing from the American Cancer Society asking for donations to help fight cancer
  • 13. 6The script for a popular television show about vampires
  • 14. 7A map and schedule of bus routes
  • 15. 8A poem about how the world’s fresh water supplies are polluted
  • 16. 9An advertisement in a magazine to get readers to buy a new video game
  • 17. 10A schedule of movies and the times that they show for a local theatre
  • 18. ANSWERS• Persuade• Inform• Entertain• Inform• Persuade• Entertain• Inform• Entertain• Persuade• Inform