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Authors purpose-lesson-2 with quizonly

Authors purpose-lesson-2 with quizonly



Can you figure these out?

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    Authors purpose-lesson-2 with quizonly Authors purpose-lesson-2 with quizonly Presentation Transcript

    • Author’s PurposeReasons for Writing
    • Three Main Purposes• To Entertain• To Inform• To PersuadeEvery text serves one of these purposes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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)
    • 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.
    • 1A note written by a young girl asking her ex- boyfriend to forgive her.
    • 2A recipe for making potato pancakes
    • 3The lyrics to an Adele song
    • 4The warnings on a bottle of cough syrup
    • 5A mailing from the American Cancer Society asking for donations to help fight cancer
    • 6The script for a popular television show about vampires
    • 7A map and schedule of bus routes
    • 8A poem about how the world’s fresh water supplies are polluted
    • 9An advertisement in a magazine to get readers to buy a new video game
    • 10A schedule of movies and the times that they show for a local theatre
    • ANSWERS• Persuade• Inform• Entertain• Inform• Persuade• Entertain• Inform• Entertain• Persuade• Inform