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Author's Purpose and Intended Audience

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Kathryn Mannes

on 4 April 2013

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Transcript of Author's Purpose and Intended Audience

Author's Purpose? An author's reason for writing their piece of work. To Persuade Author's Purpose and Intended Audience To Entertain Meant to provide humor for the reader

Generally a poem or story

Does not contain many facts Writer gives reader his or her thoughts and feelings about the topic

Is NOT trying to change the reader's opinion about something

Mostly opinions Author is trying to convince the reader to do something or think a certain way.

Uses facts and opinions to change the reader's mind

Only one perspective is presented To Express To Inform Author is communicating knowledge about a topic to their readers

Mostly facts

Author rarely expresses his or hers opinion. What is... Intended Audience? The person or group of people who the author expects will read their work. Reference Rgreif (2011, August 15). Author's Purpose 8th Grade. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/rgreif/authors-purpose-8th-grade To Find the Author's Purpose, we need to look at: Facts and opinions provided by the author Author's Purpose Intended
Audience Examples “Oh, are you doing magic? Let’s see it, then.”
She sat down. Ron looked taken aback.
“Er — all right.”
He cleared his throat.

“Sunshine, daisies, butter mellow,
Turn this stupid, fat rat yellow.”

He waved his wand, but nothing happened. Scabbers stayed gray and fast asleep.
“Are you sure that’s a real spell?” said the girl. “Well, it’s not very good, is it? I’ve tried a few simple spells just for practice and it’s all worked for me. I’ve learned all our course books by heart, of course.” - Excerpt from Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling Examples Continued "Common colds cause sneezes, sore throats, and runny, stopped-up noses. Sometimes you get a cough; sometimes you have a slight fever. You feel tired, and your muscles usually ache. You might get a more serious infection, such as pneumonia or bronchitis, after a cold because you body's resistance to infection is weak.
Although colds are mild illnesses, they have a big impact on human lives. Millions of days of school and work are lost every year because of colds. Students who go to school with a cold are probably not able to learn as much as they would if they were well.
We can catch a cold any time of the year, but we are more likely to catch a cold in the winter. This isn't exactly because of the cold temperatures. It's because the air is drier when it is cold outside, and moisture in the air that usually helps protect the lining of our noses is absent. Being cold doesn't give us a cold. In fact, trying to stay warm may help make us sick. We are more likely to stay indoors when it is cold outside, and we are exposed to more cold germs in the enclosed spaces." - Excerpt from "Curing in the Common Cold" found in the Read for Real book
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