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  • 1. Authors purpose Why did the author write what they did?What was their reason for writing ?
  • 2. •Entertain•Instruct•Persuade•Describe
  • 3. •to correct a•to inform misunderstanding•to perform a task •to show differing points of view•to sell •to review a film•to inspire •to review a book
  • 4. Let’s look closer atauthor’s purpose…
  • 5. THE AUTHOR TELLS A STORY THAT DESCRIBESSOMETHING OR SOMEONE IN AN INTERESTING WAY!
  • 6. The author will explain or teach something in the story that thereader doesn’t know. The author provides knowledge to the reader.
  • 7. The authortries to changeour opinion ona topic byappealing toour emotions.
  • 8. Authors often describe to support otherpurposes in writing. They use it to createa character, set a mood or envision ascene.
  • 9. •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
  • 10. 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
  • 11. 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
  • 12. A. To informA. Introduce readers to anextreme water sport
  • 13. C. To entertainA. Time ticks by slowly whenyou’re excited about something
  • 14. A. To persuadeC. Do their best in school
  • 15. C. To express emotionA. anxious
  • 16. C. To persuadeA. Smoking can cause cancer.