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Author’s purpose podcast ppt maddox

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PPT to help students from 4th -8th grade use Author's Purpose in writing to help them understand the concept.

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Author’s purpose podcast ppt maddox

  1. 1. Author’s Purpose How does it help? How to identify it? How to use it in writing?
  2. 2. Remember? (video hyperlink right click on picture to open) *Could not get it to embed. Sorry
  3. 3. Put what you know to work… <ul><li>Choose an endangered species from the list provided. </li></ul><ul><li>Look for library materials about your species. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Galileo to further research your species. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What you know continued… <ul><li>After reading material about your species, write the information you remember. </li></ul><ul><li>Cite all resources used in research, including the web. </li></ul>
  5. 5. After you research… <ul><li>You will write three pieces of work using the facts you have learned about your species and the information you have on author’s purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>Create each written work with a different purpose: </li></ul><ul><li>-entertain -inform -persuade </li></ul>
  6. 6. Entertain <ul><li>You can write a short story, poem, play, cartoon, or song about your species. </li></ul><ul><li>Your work can be handwritten or typed, but must be YOUR ORIGINAL WORK . You MAY NOT copy from any text or website. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Inform <ul><li>You can write a magazine article, a poster, a pamphlet, power point, or prezi. </li></ul><ul><li>Include a picture/photo with a caption. If you use someone else’s work, YOU MUST SITE YOUR SOURCE. </li></ul><ul><li>You may create diagrams, charts, graphs about your species. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Persuade <ul><li>You can write a letter to your local newspaper, National Geographic , your local state or national representative, your school newspaper, flyer, or podcast/screencast your position on your endangered species. </li></ul><ul><li>You should include benefits for the animals’ survival and important facts on how to prevent extinction </li></ul>
  9. 9. Neatness <ul><li>All writings can be typed or neatly handwritten. </li></ul><ul><li>Neatness counts! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Creativity <ul><li>Pictures can be drawn. If pictures are copied from books or websites, they must be cited properly to receive credit. </li></ul><ul><li>All pictures need a caption written by you. </li></ul><ul><li>Charts, diagrams, and other media can be handwritten. If they are copied, they must be cited properly to receive credit. </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative! Make it attractive! Use color! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Citing Resources (Bibliography) <ul><li>Any resource you read about your topic, record it as a resource. </li></ul><ul><li>All sources are cited at the end of your presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>If you used Galileo, there are cite references you can cut and paste to use. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Book Citation <ul><li>Author’s Last name, Author’s First Name Initial. (copyright date). Title of source . Pages used. Publisher. Place. </li></ul><ul><li>Italicized title. </li></ul><ul><li>Periods and commas where you see them. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Website Citation <ul><li>Author’s Last Name. Title of Cite . Host Site, Date it was posted to web. Date you retrieved it. <url>. </li></ul><ul><li>Italicized title. </li></ul><ul><li>Must have complete URL. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Finally… <ul><li>Before you turn in your work you need to go through the rubrics to ensure you have all the correct items. </li></ul><ul><li>After you have checked your work by the rubrics, give it to a classmate who will be honest to review your works with the rubrics. </li></ul><ul><li>Your teacher will use the rubrics to score your work. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Rubric for Entertain Little or no color, no graphics Some color, pictures/captions Used Colorful, pictures/captions used Colorful, pictures/captions, or Diagrams, charts, graphs used Creativity Many errors, difficult to read Multiple errors, some difficulty reading Few errors, easy flow while reading Little to no errors, easy flow while reading Conventions (Spelling, Punctuation, Sentence Structure) Poorly written, difficult to read. Somewhat neatly written, some difficulty reading. Neatly written, easy to read. Typed or neatly written, easy to read. Neatness/ Organization Writer shows little or no understanding of writing to entertain. Writer shows some understanding of writing to entertain. Writer shows understanding of writing to entertain. Writer shows complete understanding of writing to entertain. Purpose Poor Satisfactory Good Excellent Category
  16. 16. Rubric for Inform Little or no color, no graphics Some color, pictures/captions Used Colorful, pictures/captions used Colorful, pictures/captions, or Diagrams, charts, graphs used Creativity Many errors, difficult to read Multiple errors, some difficulty reading Few errors, easy flow while reading Little to no errors, easy flow while reading Conventions (Spelling, Punctuation, Sentence Structure) Poorly written, difficult to read. Somewhat neatly written, some difficulty reading. Neatly written, easy to read. Typed or neatly written, easy to read. Neatness/ Organization Writer shows little or no understanding of writing to inform. Writer shows some understanding of writing to inform. Writer shows understanding of writing to inform. Writer shows complete understanding of writing to inform. Purpose Poor Satisfactory Good Excellent Category
  17. 17. Rubric for Persuade Little or no color, no graphics Some color, pictures/captions Used Colorful, pictures/captions used Colorful, pictures/captions, or Diagrams, charts, graphs used Creativity Many errors, difficult to read Multiple errors, some difficulty reading Few errors, easy flow while reading Little to no errors, easy flow while reading Conventions (Spelling, Punctuation, Sentence Structure) Poorly written, difficult to read. Somewhat neatly written, some difficulty reading. Neatly written, easy to read. Typed or neatly written, easy to read. Neatness/ Organization Writer shows little or no understanding of writing to persuade. Writer shows some understanding of writing to persuade. Writer shows understanding of writing to persuade. Writer shows complete understanding of writing to persuade. Purpose Poor Satisfactory Good Excellent Category

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