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Author's Purpose and Author's Viewpoint

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Transcript of Author's Purpose and Author's Viewpoint

Author's Purpose and Viewpoint
Author's Purpose and Author's Viewpoint
Definition
Example
Purpose
Viewpoint
Viewpoint is the author's opinion and/or how the author FEELS about the topic.
P
ersuade
I
nform
E
ntertain
R
eflect
5+7=
What is the author's attitude?
Is there prejudice or bias in the opinion?
Are there any facts used?
Can the source be trusted?
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Purpose is the REASON that the author decides to write.
Author's Purpose and
Author's Viewpoint
What is the difference between the author's
purpose
and the author's
viewpoint
?
Mary Poppins???
or Mary Poppins???
Does a writer use bias or a sense of prejudice in his tone?

Does the writer have a motive?

How can I recognize the bias and the motive?
What does the writer say to us explicitly or what does he just
*
infer?



Look for: Facts , opinions, and the word choices the writer uses.
What is the tone ? The tone is the author's attitude toward the subject and toward the audience, or reader.
Inferences: conclusions based on assumptions
Author's Viewpoint
What is the author's
tone
and the reader's
mood
in "Scary Mary"?





What is the author's
tone
and the reader's
mood
in the original "Mary Poppins"?
Tone is the writer's attitude toward the audience, the characters, and the 'work' .
Mood is the feeling of the reader about the subject or text.
Words that describe

author's
Tone
Words that describe

reader's
Mood
Amused Angry Cheerful Horror Clear
Formal Gloomy Humorous Informal Light
Matter-of-fact Resigned Optimistic Pessimistic
Playful Pompous Sad Serious Suspicious Witty
Fanciful Frightening Frustrating Gloomy
Happy Joyful Melancholy Mysterious
Romantic Sentimental Sorrowful Suspenseful
Tone

and
Mood
Tone
is writer's attitude and
Mood
is your emotional response.
Let's practice!
READ ALL DIRECTIONS.
The Author's Purpose
is the main reason the
author writes a work.
To Inform:

The author's goal is to enlighten the reader with subjects
that are typically real and factual. Few opinions are expressed.
The facts in an informational passage are used to teach, not
to persuade.

Examples: cookbooks, textbooks, and historical accounts
To Entertain: When writing to entertain, one goal may be to tell a story or describe characters, places, or events (real or imaginary).

Examples: plays, poems, stories, jokes, and comic strips
To Persuade: When writing to persuade, the goal is to get the reader to agree with the writer's opinion. This type of writing is opinionated, but the author may provide facts and examples to support the opinion.

Examples: commercials, advertisements, movie previews, and editorials
To Reflect: The goal is to think about the meaning of an experience or idea. This type of writing often includes opinions and thoughts.

Examples: Journals, diaries, personal memoirs, and test reflections.
Now let's revisit author's
viewpoint again.
What is the author's purpose?
What is the author's viewpoint?
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