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Quick Over of Author's Purpose From the Florida Department of Education.
Author’s Purpose is the reason why the text was written. There are four main purposes to an author’s passage.
To: 1.Persuade 2. Inform 3. Entertain 4. Explain
Author’s Purpose: To Persuade
• It’s the author’s goal to persuade the reader to agree with the author’s opinion.
• Even though the author shares his opinion, he may provide facts or examples to support the opinion.
• Examples: advertisements, commercials, newspaper editorial, etc.
Author's Purpose: To Inform
• It’s the author’s goal to enlighten the reader with topics that are usually real or contain facts.
• Facts are used to teach, not to persuade.
• Examples: textbooks, cookbooks, newspapers, encyclopedias, etc.
Author’s Purpose: To Entertain
• It is the author’s goal to simply entertain; provide enjoyment for the reader
Author’s Purpose: To Explain
• It is the author’s goal to tell a story or describe real or imaginary characters, places, and events
• Examples: poems, stories, plays, comic strips, etc.
Aut hors Purpose Quiz Extended Response
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• What was the author’s purpose in writing this article/passage?
• What does the author mean when he/she writes “____________________”?
• Why did the author write this article?
• Which statement best describes what the author thinks?
• What is the author’s attitude towards ________ in this article?
• What kind of article did the author write?
• The author wants the reader to think ______________.
• Which feature of ________ does the author most value?
• The author/narrator could most likely agree with which statement?
• Why does the author describe _______ in such detail?
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