Why do author’s write? • Please take one of each sheet from the back table. See my notebook for set up on page 75. Color blue, red, and green. • Cut apart the little books. You will glue those pieces onto your foldable after the lesson. Stack them on your desk.
Persuasive writing tries to influence or convince the reader, so it usually makes an argument. Examples: Political speeches Advertisements An essay urging readers to recycle Car commercial Writing to Persuade
Informative writing shows or explains facts. Examples: Biography of Barack Obama News report about a shooting Essay about “killer bees” Math Made Easy Video Clip Writing to Inform
Writing for entertainment means there is a story or a poem involved. Examples: Harry Potter books Poems about love Narrative essay about the big game Script for a TV show Finding Nemo Clip Writing to Entertain
Is it a story, poem, or drama (script)? Yes No Does the text make arguments? Yes No Does the text give facts? Yes No Start Over Entertain Persuade Inform
Author’s Purpose Sort • Read the title of each book. Think about the author’spurpose. • Is it meant to persuade, inform, or entertain? • Paste it into the correct box. • When you are finished, get a white board.
Informative writing provides facts and generalinformation about a topic. Persuasive writing expresses an opinion or argument (may use facts to support). Writing for entertainment means there must be a story or a poem involved. Review
Write 3 sentences… • To argue that blueberry pie is the best pie in the world. Try to convince me that it beats all other types of pie.
Write 3 sentences… • To give me information about making a pie. I’ve never made anything in the kitchen, so I’ll need detailed instructions.
Write 3 sentences… • To tell a story about a person named Pat. This person can be a man or a woman. The story must involve pie.
I will describe a piece of writing. Think about each author’s purpose. You will write the author’s purpose on your white board: to inform, persuade, or entertain. Practice
The story of a teenage boy learning to understand and live with his father, who is a Vietnam war veteran. 1
An article arguing why Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player ever. 3
The story about a young woman with low self-esteem learning to accept herself. 5
A National Geographic article about the eating and breeding habits of the endangered bald eagle. 6
A website saying that a new shopping mall should not be built because it threatens an endangered bald eagle’s home. The website also lists other reasons why the mall should not be built. 7
A magazine ad telling you to buy Nike Hyperdunk shoes because you’ll jump higher. 9
1. Entertain 2. Inform 3. Persuade 4. Entertain 5. Entertain 6. Inform 7. Persuade 8. Entertain 9. Persuade 10. Inform Answers
Think About It • Draw a picture to show how the terms Author’s Purpose, Inform, Persuade, and Entertain are related.
Partner Practice • Sort each of these forms of writing into the correct column.
Why does this lesson matter? • As an audience member, it is useful to understand the intentions and motives behind the message. • What made him/her write this thing? • If it was to inform, you can take the facts and use them however you want. • If it was to persuade, you should look carefully at the material before making a decision based on it. • If it was to entertain, you can enjoy or dismiss it.
Author’s Purpose Practice • Task #1: Glue the empty grid to page 76. Then cut, sort, color and glue the paragraphs. • Task #2: Complete the practice packet. Check the cards around the room for the last page. Turn in! • Task #3: Create an Author’s Purpose Poster on page 77. Use the magazines and see my notebook for more directions.