Presentation on theme: "Author’s Purpose. Let’s Break it Down Author’sPurpose 1. a person who writes a novel, poem, essay, etc.; 1.the reason for which something exists or is."— Presentation transcript:
Let’s Break it Down Author’sPurpose 1. a person who writes a novel, poem, essay, etc.; 1.the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc. What do each of these words mean?
Types of Writing Purposes Persuade Express Inform Entertain
Did you know? Many authors write to entertain people and make them laugh. Authors also write to persuade or convince their readers to believe in something. Sometimes authors write to inform or teach you about something. Some authors write to express their feelings or emotions. Author’s write for several reasons.
Persuade To talk me into, to influence, to make the reader think “your way” These are OPINIONS! This style of writing is normally found in… Graduate with the best. Graduate from… SFA Commercials Advertisements
Learning PIE E P To talk me into, influence, to make me think “your way”
Inform Give me the facts, teach me something. These are NONFICTION! This style of writing is normally found in… How-to-Books Biographies Newspapers Recipes
Learning PIE E PI To talk me into, influence, to make me think “your way” Give me the facts, teach me something
Entertain Make me laugh, make me cry, touch my heart. These are FICTION BOOKS! This style of writing is normally found in… Chapter Books Fables Fairy Tales
Learning PIE E PI E To talk me into, influence, to make me think “your way” Give me the facts, teach me something Make me laugh, make me cry, catch my attention
Express Make me laugh, make me cry, catch my attention. These are filled with OPINIONS! This style of writing is normally found in… Journals Poems Letters Diaries
Learning PIE E PI EE To talk me into, influence, to make me think “your way” Give me the facts, teach me something Show me your FEELINGS Make me laugh, make me cry, catch my attention
What was the purpose of this piece? Try the new and improved Mega Bubble Gum! It has great flavor and is guaranteed not to burst no matter how big the bubble gets. to Inform to Entertain to Persuade to Express Good Choice! The author was trying to convince you to do something. He wanted you to try a new kind of gum! He tried to make it sound very exciting!
Pie I love pie so much I could cry. Heaven help the fly That might land in my pie. I love pie more than the average guy. to Inform to Entertain to Persuade to Express Good Choice! The author was expressing his love for his pie.
It was a sunny day at the Fort Worth Zoo. Jill and Bob were wondering through the amazing animal exhibits when suddenly they saw something they had never seen before. While walking through the bird section, they caught sight of a majestic Bald Eagle which happened to be pooping. to Inform to Entertain to Persuade to Express Good Choice! The author was trying to gross you out. He wanted you to say “eew” about the eagle’s action.
What was the purpose of this piece? Boa constrictors wear some of the most distinctive markings of all reptiles. Depending on the habitat they are trying to blend into, their bodies can be tan, green, red, or yellow, and display cryptic patterns of jagged lines, ovals, diamonds, and circles. to Inform to Entertain to Persuade to Express Good Choice! The author was trying to teach you new facts about boa constrictors.
Dear Santa, I have been a very good boy this year. I did all my chores and only yelled at my sister a few times. I did my homework and went to bed on time. I would like a bike for Christmas. I want it blue. Merry Christmas, Ben to Inform to Entertain to Persuade to Express
Barbara Park She grew up in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey. From 1965 to 1967, she attended Rider College, later finishing her B.S. in 1969 at the University of Alabama. She married Richard A. Park in She has lived in Phoenix, Arizona for almost 30 years and has two sons, Steven and David, who are now both out of college. She is the author of the popular Junie B. Jones children's series. She has won seven Children's Choice Awards, and four Parents' Choice Awards. She has also written many middle grade novels, such as The Kid in the Red Jacket.Mount Holly Township, New Jersey Rider CollegeB.S.University of Alabama Phoenix, ArizonaJunie B. Jones to Inform to Entertain to Persuade to Express
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The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas). All but two of the Texian defenders were killed. Santa Anna's perceived cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians— both Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States—to join the Texian Army. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the revolution.Alamo Texas Revolution13-day siegePresidentGeneral Antonio López de Santa AnnaAlamo MissionSan Antonio de BéxarTexianBattle of San Jacinto to Inform to Entertain to Persuade to Express
Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess named BriAnn. She lived happily in her cabin, until an evil goblin came and kidnapped her. She screamed in panic and hoped for a prince to save her. Then she got a grip and realized she didn’t need a prince! So, she yanked the goblins orange curly hair and tied it to a pole. She escaped just in the knick of time. Nobody ever messed with her again! ;) to Inform to Entertain to Persuade to Express
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Crockett grew up in East Tennessee, where he gained a reputation for hunting and storytelling. After being elected to the rank of colonel in the militia of Lawrence County, Tennessee, he was elected to the Tennessee state legislature in In 1826, Crockett was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Crockett vehemently opposed many of the policies of President Andrew Jackson, most notably the Indian Removal Act. Crockett's opposition to Jackson's policies led to his defeat in the 1834 elections, prompting his angry departure to Texas shortly thereafter. In early 1836, Crockett took part in the Texas Revolution and was killed at the Battle of the Alamo in March.East TennesseeLawrence County, TennesseeAndrew Jackson Indian Removal ActTexas RevolutionBattle of the Alamo to Inform to Entertain to Persuade to Express
Dear Diary, I fell in love! He is handsome, kind, always there for me when I need him. I love him unconditionally. How could I be such a lucky girl. If only he didn’t slobber on me. Fifi to Inform to Entertain to Persuade to Express
Need More Practice? Read the Passages and then decide on the Author’s Purpose.
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I bought our cat a jetpack which I think she liked a lot. She strapped it on and instantly she took off like a shot. She zoomed around my bedroom then she blasted down the hall. She ricocheted off every piece of furniture and wall. Our dog freaked out and ran away. to Inform to Entertain to Persuade to Express Our hamster squeaked and fled. I even saw my sister hiding underneath her bed. Our cat is so fired up I almost hate to break the news: She'll never catch our mouse; I bought him rocket powered shoes. --Kenn Nesbitt
Born on June 12, 1929, Anne Frank was a German-Jewish teenager who was forced to go into hiding during the Holocaust. She and her family, along with four others, spent 25 months during World War II in an annex of rooms above her father’s office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After being betrayed to the Nazis, Anne, her family, and the others living with them were arrested and deported to Nazi concentration camps. In March of 1945, nine months after she was arrested, Anne Frank died of typhus at Bergen- Belsen. She was fifteen years old. Her diary, saved during the war by one of the family’s helpers, Miep Gies, was first published in Today, her diary has been translated into 67 languages and is one of the most widely read books in the world. to Inform to Entertain to Persuade to Express ANNE FRANK
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Pippa and her brother, Billy,were playing with squirt guns outside one day. Billy was hiding from Pippa so she wouldn't squirt him with the water. The back door opened and Pippa pointed her water gun toward the door. It was Mom and she was dripping wet! to Inform to Entertain to Persuade to Express