Author's Purpose
Practice
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Remember, authors have different reasons, or purposes for writing.  They can write to entertain, persuade or to inform.

 

 

To entertain:  Authors want their readers to enjoy what they read. 

Stories are written to entertain.

 

 

To inform:  Authors also write to give information about a topic.

  Nonfiction writing, recipes and directions are examples of informational writing.

 

To persuade: Authors want readers to do or believe something.  Speeches, advertisements and letters to the editor are examples.

 

Directions: 

  • Read the title of each book.

  • Decide what the author's purpose is.

  • Choose your answer.

Cinderella              

                       

 

How to Carve A Pumpkin

                            

World War 2

                       

TV Is Bad For Kids

                 

Because of Winn Dixie

                 

Poison Dart Frogs

                    

Betty Crocker Cookbook

                   

Vote for President Bush

                                    

 

Hurricanes!

                       

Why YOU Should Save The Earth

                       




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