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  • 1. Menu Road signs Think: Telephone Book • What is the purpose of all these types of text? • What does the author want the reader to get from these texts?Recipes Dictionary Newspaper Report card Encyclopedia
  • 2. Think:• What is the purpose of all these types of text?• What does the author want the reader to get from these texts?
  • 3. Think:• What is the purpose of all these types of text?• What does the author want the reader to get from these texts?
  • 4. What might be the reasons why authors write? Authors write with a purpose in mind. P ersuadeAuthors may write to… I nform E ntertain
  • 5. Shared Reading Lesson 13Objective: In today’s lesson, you will be able to identify an author’s purpose for writing. Think: Why is this lesson important? If the reader knows the author’s purpose, then what he or she reads will be easier to understand.
  • 6. Author’s Purpose1. To convince the reader to agree with an opinion he or she has Persuade2. To give new information and facts about a topic I nform3. To offer enjoy ent with a good story m Entertain
  • 7. Think: How can the Author’s Purpose be identified?As you read a fiction story, pay attention to….•what the characters say•how the author describes the settingAs you read nonfiction text, pay attention to…•word choice (type of language used)•facts•opinionsIdea:Sometimes, authors may have more than one purpose.
  • 8. Think about the realistic story “A Pen Pal for Max.”One of the author’s purposes is to entertain the readers witha good story. Think: What other purpose the author might have? • To inform readers about what life is like in Chile • To convince people to get a pen pal
  • 9. What is the Author’s Purpose in the following passages? Persuade Inform Entertain1. Think: What clues in the passages help identify the author’s2. purpose?3.
  • 10. informI know the author’s purpose in this passage is to __________________because
  • 11. entertainI know the author’s purpose in this passage is to __________________because
  • 12. persuadeI know the author’s purpose in this passage is to __________________because