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Author's purpose


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This is just a brief slideshow to illustrate author's purpose, designed for a fourth grade classroom.

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Author's purpose

  1. 1. Author’s Purpose<br />
  2. 2. An author writes: <br />To Entertain<br />To Inform<br />To Persuade<br />Why?<br />
  3. 3. Short Stories<br />Poetry<br />Fiction novels<br />Plays<br />Movies<br />TV Shows<br />To Entertain<br />
  4. 4. Newspapers<br />Bulletins<br />Playbills<br />Biographies<br />To Inform<br />
  5. 5. Speeches<br />Proposals<br />Essays<br />To Persuade<br />
  6. 6. Facts are statements or statistics that are proven true<br />Opinions are ideas that someone believes in strongly.<br />Fact VS. Opinion<br />
  7. 7. When you are informing of something<br />A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch long tongue<br />When you are persuading someone to your idea<br />52% of people in America like chocolate ice cream better than vanilla, so you should like chocolate ice cream too<br />When To Use Facts…<br />
  8. 8. When entertaining<br />I think the time the Roadrunner made Wiley Coyote fall of the cliff was the best episode ever.<br />When persuading<br />I think cartoons are more fun to watch than the news because cartoons do goofy things, while the news just tells facts. <br />When To Use Opinion…<br />
  9. 9. Choose the author’s purpose for each passage (make sure you point out if there are facts or opinions in the passages too!!!)<br />APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE!<br />
  10. 10. I think that everyone should vote for Stacy to be class president. She is more involved in school than Sammy by 44%. Stacy is a wonderful person who is always cheerful and friendly, and I know she will be the best president this school could have.<br />To persuade<br />To Inform<br />To Entertain<br />
  11. 11. Studies show that 5% of students learn from lecturing, 10% learn from listening, 20% learn from reading, 30% learn from activities, and 35% learn from group work.<br />To entertain<br />To inform<br />To persuade<br />
  12. 12. So, Little Red Riding Hood put on her cloak and headed of to Granny’s house. She was skipping through the woods, when she saw some beautiful flowers and stopped to pick some. Little did she know that something was watching her from the trees. A wolf stood in the woods watching her, wanting very much to eat her…<br />To entertain<br />To inform<br />To persuade<br />