2 Four Reasons for Writing To Inform (Expository)To Persuade (Persuasive)To Entertain (Narrative/story)To Express (Poetry)
3 Remember: Expository = Expose Writing to InformOften called expository writing.Expository writing shows or explains facts.Examples:Biography of Abraham LincolnNews report about a shootingNote to a friendEssay about “killer bees”Remember: Expository = Expose
4 Writing to Persuade Attempts to influence the reader. Usually makes an argument.Examples:Political speechesAdvertisementsA cover letter for your resumeAn essay urging readers to recycle
5 Examples of Writing to Entertain Narratives: stories.Have a beginning, middle, and endA story may have a lesson, but the author’s main purpose is to entertain.Examples of Writing to EntertainHarry Potter booksNarrative essay about the big gameScript for a TV show
6 Examples of Writing to Express Poetry: songs/ diary entries.Ways to share your feelings, thoughtsPoems may rhyme…not alwaysExamples of Writing to ExpressPoemsSongsDiary/Journal entryBlogs
7 Is it a story, poem, or drama (script)? YesNoDoes the text make arguments?YesNoDoes the text give facts?YesNoStartOverEntertainPersuadeInform
8 ReviewInformative 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.Poetry is written to express one’s feelings
9 PracticeYou will be graded (individually), but I will give you 5 minutes to do a quick review of notes with your pods.On a separate sheet of paper, number one through ten.I will describe a piece of writing.You will write the author’s purpose: to inform, persuade, express, or entertain.
10 1The story of a teenage boy learning to understand and live with his father, who is an alcoholic Vietnam War veteran.
11 2A list of the 25 richest athletes in the world.
12 3An article arguing why Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player ever.
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