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Author's Purpose

Mrs. Wellhausen's 5th grade class

Whitney Gibbs

on 7 November 2012

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Transcript of Author's Purpose

Author's Purpose Why did they write it? Inform Entertain Author's Purpose Persuade to convince the reader of a certain point of view to teach or give information to the reader to hold the attention of the reader through enjoyment Let's Review Characteristics Characteristics Characteristics position is stated
backs up their view
calling for action facts are stated
graphs, charts, etc.
Often non-fiction humor, imaginary, interesting
hip, cool
could see this in poetry, comic strips, and plays Categorize the tweets:
What is the author's purpose? Persuade Inform Entertain Let's write our own tweets! Persuade
Entertain Your turn! Write at least 6 tweets
2 persuade
2 inform
2 entertain
Label your tweet (#persuade, #inform, or #entertain)
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