Presentation on theme: "Three Reasons for Writing"— Presentation transcript:
1 Three Reasons for Writing White Board Formative Assessment Included
2 Write 3 sentences…To give me information about making a pie. I’ve never made anything in the kitchen, so I’ll need detailed instructions.
3 Write 3 sentences…To argue that blueberry pie is the best pie in the world. Try to convince me that it beats all other types of pie.
4 Write 3 sentences…To tell a story about a person named Pat. This person can be a man or a woman. The story must involve pie.
5 Writing to Inform Informative writing shows or explains facts. Examples:Biography of Barack ObamaNews report about a shootingNote to a friendEssay about “killer bees”Speed Limit rules clip
6 Writing to PersuadePersuasive writing tries to influence or convince the reader, so it usually makes an argument.Examples:Political speechesAdvertisementsAn essay urging readers to recycleCar commercial
7 Writing to EntertainWriting for entertainment means there is a story or a poem involved.Examples:Harry Potter booksPoems about loveNarrative essay about the big gameScript for a TV showFinding Nemo Clip
8 Is it a story, poem, or drama (script)? YesNoDoes the text make arguments?YesNoDoes the text give facts?YesNoStartOverEntertainPersuadeInform
9 ReviewInformative writing provides facts and general information about a topic.Persuasive writing expresses an opinion or argument (may use facts to support).Writing for entertainment means there must be a story or a poem involved.
10 PracticeI will describe a piece of writing. Think about each author’s purpose.You will write the author’s purpose on your white board: to inform, persuade, or entertain.
11 1The story of a teenage boy learning to understand and live with his father, who is a Vietnam war veteran.
12 2A list of the 25 richest athletes in the world.
13 3An article arguing why Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player ever.
22 Partner PracticeSort each of these forms of writing into the correct column.
23 Why does this lesson matter? As an audience member, it is useful to understand the intentions and motives behind the message.What made him/her write this thing?If it was to inform, you can take the facts and use them however you want.If it was to persuade, you should look carefully at the material before making a decision based on it.If it was to entertain, you can enjoy or dismiss it.