Author's purpose

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Author's purpose

  1. 1. Evaluating Author’s Purpose Why do authors write a story??? ELA Key Strategy # 2
  2. 2. Author’s Purpose <ul><li>Think about P.I.E. </li></ul><ul><li>Authors write a story for three reasons: </li></ul><ul><li>P ersuade </li></ul><ul><li>I nform </li></ul><ul><li>E ntertain </li></ul>
  3. 3. Persuade <ul><li>When an author tries to persuade the reader, they want you to think the way they think. </li></ul><ul><li>Visiting museums are a great way to learn. At the museum you can read about facts while looking at different exhibits. Everyone should visit a great museum once in a while. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Inform <ul><li>When an author writes to inform a reader, they are giving the reader facts and information. </li></ul><ul><li>Elmont is located in New York State. New York is on the eastern coast of the United States of America. Some students in Elmont attend the Covert Avenue School. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Entertain <ul><li>When an author tries to entertain the reader, they want you to enjoy what you are reading. </li></ul><ul><li>My brother came charging at me with the pie in his hand. He smashed it right into my face. Laughing, I picked up his bowl of cereal and dumped it on my kid sister’s head. Then, mom came into the kitchen. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why did the author write this paragraph? <ul><li>Every time I go to sleep, I hear a noise under my bed. I think it is a monster, but I am not sure. I call out to my mother and father, but all I hear is silence. Quickly, I pretend it’s nothing and pull the covers up over my head. </li></ul><ul><li>The author wrote this paragraph to ENTERTAIN us. </li></ul>
  7. 7. You did it!!!

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