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Different Reasons to Write To tell a story. To give information. To entertain, motivate & inspire.
Tell a story.(The mode is a narrative) FactualORFictional
Tell a story.(Form & Purpose) Recount (To tell what happened.) Narrate (To entertain & engage the reader.)
Tell a story.(Genres of Recounting) Diaries & Journals Tell what happened by writing about your personal experiences.
Tell a story.(Genres of recounting) Friendly Letters Tell what happened by writing a friendly letter.
Tell a story.(Genres of recounting) Learning Logs Tell what happened by writing about what you learned.
Tell a story.(Genres of narrating) Imaginative Entertain & engage the reader with a story from your imagination about people, places, or events that do not happen in real life.
Tell a story.(Genres of narrating) Realistic Fiction Entertain & engage the reader with a story from your imagination about people, places, or events that could happen in real life.
Tell a story.(Genres of narrating) Folktales Fairy Tales Fables Tall Tales Myths
Stories that have been told over and over again from a long time ago.
Stories that were usually spoken before they were finally written down.
We don’t always know who the original author of these stories are.
Tell a story.(Genres of narrating) Fairy Tales Imaginative stories with magical people, places, or events.
Tell a story.(Genres of narrating) Fables Stories that usually teach a lesson or moral. Animals often act like people.
Tell a story.(Genres of narrating) Tall Tales Stories about heroes who are often real people, but are bigger & stronger than real people. John Henry Paul Bunyan Johnny Appleseed
Give information.(The mode is expository) Write about how to do something. Procedure Report Explain Persuade
Give Information.(Genres of procedure) Procedure Write about how to do something. “How to” instructions Problem solving steps Directions Rules Recipes Schedules Science experiments
Rules Do not commit fouls. Do not double dribble. Pass the ball. Shoot the ball. Instructions
Step 1: open the
Step 2: sort the pieces.
Step 3: assemble the pieces
Step 4: tighten the screws.
Procedure Science experiments Take 10 steps to the right, then 15 steps to the left. 8:00 – eat breakfast 9:00 – watch cartoons 10:00 – play outside 11:00 – play video games 12:00 – eat lunch 1:00 – read a book 2:00 - take a nap Recipes Directions
Give information.(Genres of reporting) Report Write to tell about or describe something. Lists, labels, & captions Answers to questions Research reports Book reports Business letters Brochures Newspaper & magazine articles
Report Research Reports Answers to Questions Magazine & Newspaper Articles Lists, Labels & Captions Business Letters Brochures
Give information(Genres of explaining) Explain Write to show how something works or how something happens. Informational sentences Informational posters Answers to questions Thank you letters
Explain Dear Mom, Thank you very much for not serving brussel sprouts for dinner anymore. Sincerely, Max Answers to Questions Thank You Letters Informational Sentences & Informational Posters
Give information.(Genres of persuasion) Persuade Write to convince someone to believe or do something. Advertisements Letters to the editor Letters to request Book reviews
Persuade Letters to the Editor Book Reviews Advertisements Letters to Request
Poetry “Put Something In” By Shel Silverstein Draw a crazy picture, Write a nutty poem, Sing a mumble-gumble song, Whistle through your comb. Do a loony-goony dance ‘Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain’t been there before.