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Slide 1 - Author’s Purpose Lesson and Review
Slide 2 - What is Author’s Purpose? An author is a person who wrote something. A purpose is a reason for doing something. The author’s purpose is the reason why someone wrote something.
Slide 3 - Purposes for Writing There are three main purposes for writing: Entertain Inform Persuade You will learn about each of these.
Slide 4 - To Entertain Writing texts to give readers enjoyment. Examples: A story about a kid overcoming bullies A poem about bullying A play about a bully losing his friends Stories, poems, and plays may teach a lesson, but the author’s main purpose is to entertain.
Slide 5 - To Inform Writing texts to provide information Examples A set of directions to create a bird house An article about the habits of a rare bird A report predicting the day’s weather Some directions, articles, and reports may be entertaining, but the author’s main purpose is to inform.
Slide 6 - To Persuade Writing text to influence the reader Examples A flyer saying vote “no” on proposition 54 An commercial for foot cream An letter pleading for forgiveness Be careful. A text that is written to persuade may also be entertaining or informative, like a funny commercial.
Slide 7 - How to Find the Author’s Purpose Ask yourself, “Is it a story, poem, or play? ” If so, it was probably written to entertain. Ask yourself, “Is the text teaching me about something or showing me how to do something?” If so, it was probably written to inform. Ask yourself, “Is this text trying to get me to do something?” If so, it was probably written to persuade.
Slide 8 - Practice Take out a separate sheet of paper. I will project short descriptions of texts on to the board. You will determine what is most likely the author’s main purpose in writing the text. You will write your answer on your paper. We will discuss our answers when everyone has had a chance to answer.
Slide 9 - 1 A poem about a garbage truck that uses a lot of onomatopoeia
Slide 10 - 2 A five-paragraph essay in which the author attempts to convince readers to recycle more and to be less wasteful
Slide 11 - 3 A short story about a boy who never cleans his room and the horrible mess that accumulates
Slide 12 - 4 Instructions on how to make a compost pile
Slide 13 - 5 A bookmark with facts about garbage, such as the average weight of garbage created each year by each individual and the height and width of the largest pile of garbage
Slide 14 - 6 The story of a garbage truck who has a hard time making friends
Slide 15 - 7 An article in a magazine comparing and contrasting waste management in New York City and Mexico City
Slide 16 - 8 A billboard asking voters to appoint Joe Santiago as Sanitation Commissioner
Slide 17 - 9 The script for a television commercial to be read by Miley Cyrus telling viewers to make environmentally friendly decisions because future generations depend on it
Slide 18 - 10 A sticker on the trash compactor that shows how to operate it
Slide 19 - Answers Entertain Persuade Entertain Inform Inform Entertain Inform Persuade Persuade Inform