What’s the purpose?<br />
Before we start…<br />Answer the following question.<br />Why do people create?<br />
What is author’s purpose?<br />The author’s purpose is the reason the author wrote something.<br />It is MORE than simply ...
Why do peoplecreate?<br />Everything you see is created for a reason.<br />Understanding why something was created is an i...
How do I interpret the author’s purpose?<br />You must learn to ask questions when reading.<br />What is the author trying...
Why was this created?<br />Look at this photograph.<br />Consider the answers to the previous questions.<br />Record them ...
Take a Look…<br />
Why was this created?<br />Let’s try this together.<br />Watch this video.<br />As you watch the video, we will discuss wh...
Take a Look…<br />
Your Turn…<br />You are going to look at this photo.<br />Record your answers to the guiding questions on your graphic org...
Exit Slip…<br />Why is it important to consider why people create their works?<br />
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Introductory lesson about author's purpose (beyond inform, persuade, and entertain) that asks students to consider WHY items were created.

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What’s the purpose

  1. 1. What’s the purpose?<br />
  2. 2. Before we start…<br />Answer the following question.<br />Why do people create?<br />
  3. 3. What is author’s purpose?<br />The author’s purpose is the reason the author wrote something.<br />It is MORE than simply to inform, entertain, or persuade.<br />
  4. 4. Why do peoplecreate?<br />Everything you see is created for a reason.<br />Understanding why something was created is an important part of interpreting it.<br />For example, look at this website. This article gives INFORMATION about how to fix the problem of frizzy hair.<br />The purpose of the article, though, goes deeper than giving information. It was created to give you a sense of security about the hair salon so you will be PERSUADED to spend your money for their services.<br />
  5. 5. How do I interpret the author’s purpose?<br />You must learn to ask questions when reading.<br />What is the author trying to say?<br />What does the author want me to do with this?<br />How does this make me feel?<br />What questions do I have about this information?<br />How do my feelings and questions affect my interpretation of the information?<br />
  6. 6. Why was this created?<br />Look at this photograph.<br />Consider the answers to the previous questions.<br />Record them on a graphic organizer.<br />
  7. 7. Take a Look…<br />
  8. 8. Why was this created?<br />Let’s try this together.<br />Watch this video.<br />As you watch the video, we will discuss what you see. I will record the responses on our class graphic organizer.<br />
  9. 9. Take a Look…<br />
  10. 10. Your Turn…<br />You are going to look at this photo.<br />Record your answers to the guiding questions on your graphic organizer.<br />You will then compare your comments to your partner’s comments.<br />Through discussion, develop an answer to the question, “Why was this created?” and be prepared to share with the class. <br />
  11. 11. Exit Slip…<br />Why is it important to consider why people create their works?<br />

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