Author's purpose for Fourth Graders

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Author's purpose for Fourth Graders

  1. 1. A Joe Fasen Enhanced Power point
  2. 2. Authors' purpose Why did the author write the book?
  3. 3. •Entertain •Instruct •Persuade •Describe
  4. 4. •to inform •to sell •to show a different point of view
  5. 5. Let’s look closer at author’s purpose…
  6. 6. The author is trying to get you to laugh, or cry, or yell with excitement. They may try to scare you or make you worried!
  7. 7. The author is trying to teach you something.
  8. 8. The author tries to change our minds about something.
  9. 9. •Did the author try to make me laugh? • Entertain • Did the author want to tell me a story? • Entertain
  10. 10. Did the author give me facts? Inform Did the author try to teach me something? Inform Did the author try to convince me? Persuade Did the author want to change my mind? Persuade

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