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Authors Purpose
Authors Purpose
Three Reasons for Writing
Three Reasons for Writing
Writing to Inform
Writing to Inform
Writing to Persuade
Writing to Persuade
Writing to Entertain
Writing to Entertain
Is it a story, poem, or drama (script)
Is it a story, poem, or drama (script)
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Authors Purpose. Modes of Writing

Authors Purpose. Modes of Writing.ppt
1 Authors Purpose

Authors Purpose

Modes of Writing

2 Three Reasons for Writing

Three Reasons for Writing

To Inform (Expository) To Persuade (Persuasive) Entertain (Narrative or Poetry)

3 Writing to Inform

Writing to Inform

Often called expository writing. Expository writing shows or explains facts. Examples: Biography of Barack Obama News report about a shooting Note to a friend Essay about killer bees Remember: Expository = Expose

4 Writing to Persuade

Writing to Persuade

Attempts to influence the reader. Usually makes an argument. Examples: Political speeches Advertisements A cover letter for your resume An essay urging readers to recycle

5 Writing to Entertain

Writing to Entertain

Narratives: stories. Have a beginning, middle, and end A story may have a lesson, but the authors main purpose is to entertain. Examples of Writing to Entertain Harry Potter books Poems about love Narrative essay about the big game Script for a TV show

6 Is it a story, poem, or drama (script)

Is it a story, poem, or drama (script)

Does the text make arguments?

Does the text give facts?

Entertain

Persuade

Inform

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

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7 Review

Review

Informative or expository writing provides factual information about a topic. Persuasive writing expresses an opinion (may use facts to support). All narratives are written to entertain, but so is poetry.

8 Practice

Practice

You will be graded on participation and completion, not on accuracy. On a separate sheet of paper, number one through ten. I will describe a piece of writing. You will write the authors purpose: to inform, persuade, or entertain.

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The story of a teenage boy learning to understand and live with his father, who is an alcoholic Vietnam war veteran.

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A list of the 25 richest athletes in the world.

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An article arguing why Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player ever.

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An X-men comic book.

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The story about a young girl with low self-esteem learning to love herself.

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A National Geographic article about the eating and breeding habits of the endangered bald eagle.

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A website saying that a new shopping mall should not be built because it threatens an endangered bald eagles home. The website also lists other reasons why the mall should not be built.

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A poem about bald eagles.

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A magazine ad telling you to buy Nike Hyperdunk shoes because youll jump higher.

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A sign saying, Rest Stop Five Miles Ahead.

19 Answers

Answers

1. Entertain 2. Inform 3. Persuade 4. Entertain 5. Entertain 6. Inform 7. Persuade 8. Entertain 9. Persuade 10. Inform

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