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Explain the Difference Between

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Stacie Garrett-Diaz

on 25 April 2017

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Transcript of Explain the Difference Between

Explain the
Difference Between
Stated Purpose & Implied Purpose in Expository Text

Author's Purpose
An author writes for a purpose or reason.
Authors may write to:
Understand the TEKS
4.10 Analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about the author's purpose in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support understanding.

4.10(A) Explain the difference between a stated and an implied purpose for an expository text.

Figure 19(D) Make inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding.
Word to Know
Some informational articles tell about culture.
Some tell about history.
Some tell about contemporary events.

When you read, identify the author's purpose.
Make inferences and draw conclusions about why the author wrote the article.

Give information about the subject
Persuade or Influence
Persuade readers to do something or convince them that the author is right
Reading Between the Lines
Sometimes the writer states the purpose clearly.
More often, you have to read between the lines and make inferences to determine the author's purpose for yourself.
Read the passage below:
Making orange juice easy. First, gather everything you'll need: two oranges cut in half across the middle, a glass or plastic juicer, and a glass that the juicer fits over. Place the juicer over the opening of the glass so that the cone sticks up.
Read the Next Passage:
There's no question that a bee sting hurts. The stinger on a bee is an important part, or organ, of the bee. It is the organ that helps a female bee lay eggs. A bee will sting to defend its nest. The stinger is sharp with small pieces sticking out its sides called barbs.
Answer These Questions:
What is the author's purpose?

How do you know?
Usually, the author has a main purpose for writing, but there are other purposes as well.
For example, an author may write mainly to give information.
However, to make an important point, the author tells an entertaining anecdote.
Explain a Process
Tell how to do something
Provide details about what something is like
Express Ideas & Feelings
Express strong feelings and thoughts about a topic
Answer These Questions...
What is the author's purpose?

How do you know?
Comprehension Tip
Glance through an article before you read it.
Look for pictures and headings.
Look for boldface type.
Try to get an idea of what it is about.
This will help you determine the author's purpose.
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