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Author’s Purpose. Essential Question (EQ): How can we use Author’s Purpose to better understand a passage?. Why Author’s Write -. Inform Persuade Entertain. Friend Another student Teacher Adults Young children taxpayers. Teenagers Scientists Doctors Politicians Criminals voters.

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author s purpose

Author’s Purpose

Essential Question (EQ): How can we use Author’s Purpose to better understand a passage?

why author s write
Why Author’s Write -
  • Inform
  • Persuade
  • Entertain
to whom do they write who might their audience be
Friend

Another student

Teacher

Adults

Young children

taxpayers

Teenagers

Scientists

Doctors

Politicians

Criminals

voters

To whom do they write?Who might their audience be?
brainstorming non fiction
Brainstorming Non-fiction
  • What is non-fiction?
  • On a sheet of loose leaf, draw a large Circle Map
  • In the center circle, write non-fiction
  • FR – prior knowledge
pair and share
Pair and Share
  • Share with your table-mate (person next to you) what you wrote in your CM
  • In a different color, add anything they have that you do not to your CM
non fiction tree map
Non-fiction Tree Map
  • On the back of your CM, draw a Tree Map
  • The title will be Types of Non-Fiction
  • Frame of reference is CM and prior knowledge
  • Each branch is one of the types of non-fiction you have in your CM
  • Add two examples of each type under each branch
accessing prior knowledge
Accessing prior knowledge
  • On a new sheet of loose leaf paper draw a large Circle Map
  • In the small circle write Author’s Purpose
  • Divide the larger circle into three sections
  • Label them: entertain, persuade, inform
  • Using the Tree Map about non-fiction sources as a resource, place those sources into the correct category you think they belong on your CM
writing to inform
News articles

Textbooks

Biographies

Documentaries

Technical manuals

Charts, graphs, tables

Power Points

Recipes

Writing to Inform
to persuade
To persuade
  • To express an opinion to convince readers to think/feel/act a certain way
writings that persuade
Posters

Billboards

Commercials

Letters/email

Editorials

Advertisements

Campaign Speeches

Bumper Stickers

Writings that Persuade
writing to entertain
Writing to Entertain
  • This is to illustrate a theme, event, or story that conveys a mood
writing to entertain1
Writing to Entertain
  • Short Story
  • Poetry
  • Novel
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Riddles
  • Jokes
  • Song Lyrics