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1.An author writes for many reasons. 2.An author may give you facts or true information about a subject. If so, they are writing to inform. 3.Authors.

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2 1.An author writes for many reasons. 2.An author may give you facts or true information about a subject. If so, they are writing to inform. 3.Authors write fiction stories or stories that are meant to entertain you. 4.Authors write to persuade or to try to get you to do something. Write on “Cornell notes side of page” PIE: Persuade, Inform, Entertain. COPY the red notes in your notes packet.

3 Remember: “PIE” In 6 th grade: –P: Persuade –I: inform –E: Entertain…

4 Think about it like this: Author’s purpose + main idea statement = why they wrote (PIE: to inform, to persuade, or entertain) + (what it was about) It is ok to use words OTHER than the main 3 (P.I.E.) as long as they mean the same thing. Other ways to write author’s purpose: –To describe about the life cycle of the butterfly. –To convince voters to chose Mr. Hill –To amuse the reader with a thrilling adventure

5 Facts or true Information? Fiction? Tries to get you to do something? to Entertain or amuse to Inform, describe or teach to Persuade or Convince The “Micro Note” of it all: Add this to your notes somewhere please.

6 Author’s Purpose – Facts vs. Opinions: These notes will be taken tomorrow.

7 In your notes! Author’s Purpose Formula: All answers to questions should start with… A: to persuade/convince, inform/describe/teach and to entertain/amuse It is not enough to know that they are trying to persuade, to inform and to entertain ­­­­­­­­­­answer from above (PIE) + main idea statement Q: (text evidence) E: (how your knowledge and quote prove your answer is correct).

8 Directions for the remaining slides: Identify what each passage contains (facts, fiction, true information, etc.) and decide the authors purpose. How to answer: Author’s purpose + main idea statement = why they wrote (PIE: to inform, to persuade, or entertain) + (what it was about)

9 It was a glorious morning in Alabama. The sun was shining through the trees. Alan couldn't wait to find his fishing pole and call his friend Sam to go fishing. They had a great time on these early morning fishing trips. They took their dogs with them and the dogs would swim in the lake while they fished. It was so funny to watch those dogs paddle around the lake. to Inform to Entertain to Persuade

10 The Underground Railroad was a secret organization which helped slaves escape to freedom. Many slaves were able to escape because of the conductors and station masters. The northern states were free states and slaves were free once they arrived in the north. Secret codes and signals were used to identify the conductors and station masters. to Inform to Entertain to Persuade

11 HAMSTERS FOR SALE: Braxton Pet Store, Northlake Mall: We have a large selection of hamsters for sale this week. They are interesting pets and you will enjoy having one. They are only $17.99 this week. Come and buy yours today! to Inform to Entertain to Persuade

12 Calligraphy is a form of handwriting. A special pen must be used. Letters are formed using up and down strokes. Old documents are usually written in this form. Diplomas, certificates and other awards are written in calligraphy. It is an interesting form of handwriting. to Inform to Entertain to Persuade

13 Katina and her brother, Jess were playing with the water hose outside one day. Jess was hiding from Katina so she wouldn't squirt him with the water. The back door opened and Katina pointed the water hose toward the door. It was Mom and she was dripping wet! to Inform to Entertain to Persuade

14 Abraham Lincoln's birthday is on Feb. 12th. He was a great President of the United States. He was our 16th President. He is remembered for freeing the slaves. to Inform to Describe to Entertain

15 Examine the advertisement closely- What is the author’s attitude about their subject? Why did they include the phrase, “Dance to your own tune?” What is the author’s main purpose? *Make sure you justify what you said with evidence from the ad.

16 In your purple literature book, read the story on pages , “The Zoo.” On a SEPARATE PIECE OF paper, to turn in today: Identify the author’s purpose, and write a three sentence explanation for why you believe that is the author’s purpose. Think about your format…how should answer this question? Your Task:


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