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Title: Author

Authors Purpose
  • Objective Define Authors Purpose and Identify
    the Authors Purpose in a given text.

What is Authors Purpose?
  • It is the reason why an author writes a story
  • We all have reasons why we do the things we do.
  • Authors write to inform, persuade, entertain, or
    describe situations to their readers.

Writing to Inform-
  • When authors write to inform, they write about a
    topic in which they want the reader to learn
  • Examples Volcanoes, Spiders, Lets Go Rocking
    and Rolling

Writing to Inform-
  • There are many creatures that live in the sea.
    Some fish live in shallow water and some live in
    the deepest part of the sea. These fish come in
    a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Today,
    many new creatures are still being discovered.
  • What is the author informing you about?

Writing to Persuade-
  • When authors write to persuade, they want to
    make you agree with them about a certain topic.
  • Example Magazines, Letters, Newspapers,
    commercials, etc.

Writing to Persuade-
  • Brushy brooms are the best you can buy! Everyone
    must have one in their homes. Whether you are
    sweeping indoors or outdoors, you will do a
    better job with a Brushy broom!
  • What is the author trying to persuade you to do?

Writing to Describe-
  • When authors write to describe, they talk about
    the way an object looks, tastes, smells, feels,
    or what it does.

Writing to Describe-
  • Chocolate cake is usually eaten for dessert. It
    is dark brown with chocolate icing. On the
    inside it is very moist and flaky. It is also
    tasty and sweet.
  • What is the author describing in the story?

Writing to Entertain-
  • When authors write to entertain, they write
    stories to make you laugh, cry, or to enjoy.
  • Examples Spiderman, Cheetah Girls, Movies

Writing to Entertain-
  • Sally bought some apples
  • from a farmer down the road.
  • She took some home for dinner
  • for her and her pet toad.
  • How is the author trying to entertain you?

A 5,897,321 Question!!!
  • What is the Authors Purpose for writing the
    following story?
  • Every child should be able to watch 10 hours of
    TV each day. One can learn a lot from the
    educational programs that are on. One can also
    enjoy a lot of great movies too. Ask your
    parents today.

And the Answer is?
  • The author is writing to persuade you to ask your
    parents if you can watch 10 hours of TV each day.