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Title: Author's Purpose

Author's Purpose
Why did the author write this book?
What is Authors Purpose?
  • Authors purpose is the reason the author wrote
    the book. Why they want you to read the book and
    what they want you to get out of the book.
  • The way I remember it is by using PIE!

An author writes for many reasons.
First Reason To Persuade
Authors may write to persuade which is to try to
get you to do something.
How You Can Help East Africa Aid organizations
are already set up to deliver help to the people
who most need it in East Africa and other
hard-hit areas. Even a small amount of money can
go a long way.
An author writes for many reasons.
Second Reason To Inform
Authors may write to inform which is to give you
factual information about a topic.
Hispanic Heritage Month From mid-September
through mid-October, America recognizes the
contributions, culture, and heritage of Hispanic
Americans. The month-long celebration began on
September 15, the anniversary of independence for
five Hispanic countries Costa Rica, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico
achieved independence on September 16 while Chile
gained independence on September 18.
An author writes for many reasons.
Third Reason To Entertain
Authors may write to entertain which are fiction
stories that you enjoy to read.
The Ant and the Grasshopper In a field one
summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about,
chirping and singing to its heart's content. An
Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an
ear of corn he was taking to the nest.      "Why
not come and chat with me," said the Grasshopper,
"instead of toiling and moiling in that way?"
     "I am helping to lay up food for the
winter," said the Ant, "and recommend you to do
the same."
What is the authors purpose if the passage
contains . . .
Tries to get you to do something?
to Persuade
Facts or true Information?
to Inform
to Entertain
Now lets make ourselves a PIE
  • All students need the set of papers in the
    buckets at your groups.
  • You will also need a brad and a pair of scissors.

There once lived a monk called Shan, in a
village in China. He had earned a great name for
himself. But he was very arrogant. Qui Jun heard
of his arrogance and wanted to teach the monk a
lesson. He went to meet Shan who neither greeted
him nor acknowledged his presence. Just then a
servant of the monk came with a message "The son
of an army officer is here to see you." The monk
said, "I will go and greet him." Shan welcomed
the son of the army officer with respect.
to Inform
to Persuade
to Entertain
It's no mystery that sitting in front of the
tube isn't exactly healthy. The more TV you
watch, the less physically active you are. And
the less exercise you get, the more likely you
are to develop diseases such as diabetes or heart
problems. Lennert Veerman is the lead author of
the study, which was published in the British
Journal of Sports Medicine. Veerman works at the
University of Queensland. He acknowledges that it
may not just be the sedentary nature of watching
TV that lowers life expectancy, but also the poor
diet that onscreen junk-food advertising can
promote. But Veerman says that the association
between watching too much TV and lower life
expectancy persisted, even after adjusting for
to Inform
to Persuade
to Entertain
Karman, 32, is a journalist and human
rights activist. She is the first Arab woman to
win the Nobel Peace Prize. Karman has long been
an advocate for human rights and freedom of
expression in Yemen, her extremely conservative
country. She was a leader in organizing protests
against Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Salehs
oppressive regime in January. The protests were
part of democracy uprisings that became known as
the Arab Spring. Her big win symbolizes the
important role women play in the uprisings. "I am
very, very happy about this prize," Karman said.
"I give the prize to the youth of revolution in
Yemen and the Yemeni people."
to Inform
to Persuade
to Entertain
Judy Glen's amazing Wrinkle Remover cream
will make you look younger in thirty days or
less. This remarkable cream has special
ingredients to make your wrinkles disappear. The
cost for a thirty day supply is 25.99. Send
your check to P.O.Box 00002, Shelton, CA 74836
to Inform
to Persuade
to Entertain
After years of sitting quietly in dark and
damp tropical forests, shining flashlights under
rocks and across riverbeds, and listening
carefully for frog calls in the night, a team of
Indian scientists have something to croak about.
They confirmed the existence of 12 new kinds of
night frog by description, as well as
genetics. The new species include three
particularly interesting frogs. The first, the
meowing night frog, has a croak that sounds like
the call a cat would make. The second, the jog
night frog, is the only known species of frog
whose males and females both watch over the eggs.
The third frog, the Wayanad night frog, grows to
the size of a baseball. "It's almost like a
monster in the forest floor, a huge animal for a
frog, leaping from one rock to another," says the
project's lead scientist, Sathyabhama Das Biju of
the University of Delhi.
to Inform
to Persuade
to Entertain
HAMSTERS FOR SALE Braxton Pet Store, Northwood
Mall We have a large selection of hamsters for
sale this week. They are interesting pets and you
will enjoy having one. They are only 17.99 this
week. Come and buy yours today!
to Inform
to Persuade
to Entertain
Scientists exploring the wildlife of
Madagascar, an island-nation off the east coast
of Africa, had a wonderful surprise recently.
They confirmed that the Sibree's lemur (lee-mer)
that was thought to be extinct was alive and
well. Lemurs, a type of primate, or relative of
the ape, are only found in Madagascar and some
nearby islands. The discovery didn't happen
overnight but took some time to figure out. A few
years ago, Mitchell Irwin, a scientist from
McGill University, in Montreal, Canada, was
exploring animal life in Madagascar. As he and
his team walked the land, they came upon some
dwarf lemurs that looked a little bit different
from other dwarf lemurs they had seen. Irwin
caught two of them and tested their DNA. The
tests have confirmed that the lemurs are a dwarf
species that people thought had died out 100
years ago when humans cut down the animals'
forest homes to make way for development.
to Inform
to Persuade
to Entertain
Katina and her brother, Jess were playing
with the water hose outside one day. Jess was
hiding from Katina so she wouldn't squirt him
with the water. The back door opened and Katina
pointed the water hose toward the door. It was
Mom and she was dripping wet!
to Inform
to Persuade
to Entertain
Squeaky squirrel is a little sad His bushy tail
is looking bad Once it was a shiny one Then
someone used it As a babys bottlebrush! But he
likes the baby So hes no longer sad The babys
mother has promised him a good bath!
to Inform
to Persuade
to Entertain
The use of social-networking websites like
Facebook and Twitter has soared in the past five
years. The sites let users create areas where
they can display personal information and build
networks of friends. Most sites have
minimum-age requirements, but not all of them
strictly enforce the rules. Many sites, like
Everloop and imbee, are designed especially for
kids. But even so, are they a good idea?
to Inform
to Persuade
to Entertain
Abraham Lincoln's birthday is on Feb. 12th.
He was a great President of the United States. He
was our 16th President. He is remembered for
freeing the slaves.
to Inform
to Persuade
to Entertain

Joe had been fishing for over two hours without a
single bite. Suddenly there was a nibble at the
end of his fishing line.  He stood up on the boat
and leaned out too far.  Just then there was a
sharp yank on the line.  Joe fell overboard and
landed head first into the water. Joe and his
friends laughed and laughed.
to Inform
to Persuade
to Entertain
The  giant panda is a bearlike animal that
has thick white fur with black markings on its
ears, limbs, shoulders, and around its eyes. The
giant panda feeds on bamboo forests at high
altitudes in western China. It also eats bulbs,
roots, eggs, and some small mammals. The cubs are
born in late winter. The giant panda is an
endangered species and is protected by the
Chinese government.

to Inform
to Persuade
to Entertain
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to Inform
to Persuade
to Entertain