Authors can write:

                                          To entertain

                                          To persuade

                                           To inform


Read each of the following and identify the author's purpose.


The Surgeon General has reported on the effects
 smoking has on the health of adults.  Furthermore 
 recent studies have found that individuals exposed
 to second-hand smoke over a period of time also
 suffer adverse affects to their health.  Parents
 should avoid exposing their children to cigarette
 smoke and should educate their children on the
 affects smoking can have on health.

The bear and his family went for a walk in the
 woods.  It was a beautiful day and they paused
 along the way to smell the flowers and marvel at
 the wonderful day.  They soon came to a cottage in
 the woods and stepped inside to see if anyone was
The Iroquois Confederacy was formed by the
 Iroquois Indians in the Eastern Woodlands.  The
 Confederacy was originally made up of 5 members: 
 Onondagas, Senecas, Cayugas, Oneidas, and


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