THE AUTHOR TELLS A STORY THAT DESCRIBESSOMETHING OR SOMEONE IN AN INTERESTING WAY!
The author will explain or teach something in the story that thereader doesn’t know. The author provides knowledge to the reader.
The authortries to changeour opinion ona topic byappealing toour emotions.
Authors often describe to support otherpurposes in writing. They use it to createa character, set a mood or envision ascene.
•Did the author try to make me laugh? Entertain Did the author want to tell me a story? Entertain Did the author try to amuse me? Entertain
Did the author give me facts? InformDid the author try to teach me something? InformDid the author try to convince me? PersuadeDid the author want to change my opinion? Persuade
Will: • prepare your mind for the type of information in the reading • make your reading easier to summarize • make it easier for you to discriminate between the articles main idea and important details
A. To informA. Introduce readers to anextreme water sport
C. To entertainA. Time ticks by slowly whenyou’re excited about something