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LA.910.1.7.2 Analyze the author’s purpose and/or perspective in a variety of texts to understand how they affect meaning.

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1 LA.910.1.7.2 Analyze the author’s purpose and/or perspective in a variety of texts to understand how they affect meaning.

2  Concept Introduction and Teacher Modeling  Theme: Texting and Teens

3 Types of WritingAuthor’s Purpose NarrativeTo tell a story DescriptiveTo describe a person, event, or place; to convey a mood ExpositoryTo explain, illustrate, or present information PersuasiveTo express an opinion and convince readers to think/feel/act a certain way

4  These purposes are often, but not always, specific to types of writing.  Authors writing science, educational, or journal articles are writing to inform.  Authors writing newspaper or magazine articles are writing to persuade.  Most authors writing poetry or fiction are writing to entertain or describe. Although it is rare that an author has only one purpose in mind when writing, there is usually a purpose that is more prevalent than all the rest.

5  You should ask yourself questions after reading, such as:  “Does the author want me to do something or believe something?”  “Is the author giving me mostly unbiased information for my knowledge?”  “Is the author trying to paint a picture for me or make me understand a feeling?”  “Is the author telling me a story not to teach me anything but so that I can enjoy the story?”

6  “Does the author want me to do something or believe something?”  The author’s purpose is most likely to persuade.  Political commercials are a good example.

7  “Is the author giving me mostly unbiased information for my knowledge?”  The author’s purpose is most likely to inform.  A science textbook is a good example.

8  “Is the author trying to paint a picture for me or make me understand a feeling?”  The author’s purpose is most likely to describe something or convey a mood.  A restaurant review would be an example.

9  “Is the author telling me a story not to teach me anything but so that I can enjoy the story?”  The author’s purpose is most likely to entertain.  A short story would be a good example.

10  Article: Texting May Be Taking a Toll  I will read the passage while you follow along.

11 What is the author’s purpose in writing the article?  a. to describe how texting can lead to sleep issues for kids texting late at night  b. to emphasize the importance of allowing kids to text  c. to inform parents of the various places and times that kids are texting  d. to show how texting may have a negative effect on kids  A is not the right answer because, although it is mentioned, the passage isn’t about sleep issues related to texting.  B is not the right answer because the passage is not about allowing kids to text.  C is not the right answer, various times and places of texting is mentioned, but not the purpose of the passage.  D is the correct answer.

12 What is the author’s point of view toward this “texting phenomenon?”  a. All this texting may be having a negative effect on kids.  b. American teenagers send and receive 2,272 texts a month.  c. Parents may not be aware that their child is texting late at night.  d. Texting causes sleep issues for kids.  “A” may be the correct answer, but let’s read on to be sure.  “B” implies the author feels it is excessive, but it does not address the “texting phenomenon.”  “C” is a statement made in the passage.  “D” is not the best answer although it is not wrong. “A” gives a more complete answer to the question.


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