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Author's Purpose

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Elise Van Dam

on 17 September 2013

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Transcript of Author's Purpose

AUTHOR'S PURPOSE
LEARNING TARGET
I can determine the author's point of view and purpose in a text by reading a story and analyzing the different details he or she includes.
DEFINITIONS
Author's purpose: the reason an author writes, such as to entertain, inform, persuade, or explain.
Author's point of view: includes the judgements, attitudes, and experiences he or she brings to the subject.
FOUR TYPES
OF PURPOSE
Inform
It's the author's goal to enlighten the reader with topics that are usually real or contain facts.
Facts are used to teach, not persuade.
Examples: textbooks, cookbooks, newspapers, encyclopedia
FOUR TYPES OF PURPOSE
Entertain
It's the author's goal to simply entertain; provide enjoyment for the reader.
Example:
FOUR TYPES OF PURPOSE
Persuade
It's the author's goal to persuade the reader to agree with the author's opinion.
Even though the author shares his opinion, he may provide facts or examples to support his opinion.
Fact versus opinion
Examples: advertisements, commercials, newspaper editorial
FOUR TYPES
OF PURPOSE
Explain
It's the author's goal to tell a story or describe real or imaginary characters, places, and events.
Examples: poems, stories, plays, comic strips
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