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  There are three main reasons an author writes a text:  Persuade  Inform  Entertain  The easiest way to remember this is the acronym PIE! 3 Reasons.

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2   There are three main reasons an author writes a text:  Persuade  Inform  Entertain  The easiest way to remember this is the acronym PIE! 3 Reasons to Write

3   The purpose of a text depends on who will be reading it. This is called the audience.  Discuss in your groups who the audience might be for the texts on the following slides. Audience

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12  P. I. E. Now you will analyze each of the three purposes for writing non- fiction texts: Persuasion, Informational, and Entertainment

13   If an author is writing to persuade, he/she is trying to convince the reader to believe his/her perspective on a topic.  Common Examples:  Advertisements  Essays  Opinion articles  Speeches  Debates Persuasion

14   With a persuasive text, the reader must evaluate the author’s argument.  Consider the following:  What is the author’s claim?  Is another point of view presented?  What reasons do the author give to support his/her claim?  What evidence is given to support these reasons?  Is this evidence relevant and convincing? Reading Persuasive Writing

15   If an author is writing to inform he/she is giving facts and details on a particular topic.  Common Examples:  Educational websites  Encyclopedias  Textbooks  Reports  How to articles  Documentaries Inform

16   With an informative text, the reader should take note of the main ideas and important details.  Consider the following:  What ideas are emphasized in the introduction and conclusion?  Are there additional text features that help you understand the ideas and details such as charts, graphs, or images?  Are there key vocabulary words defined throughout the text?  Is the author being objective (unbiased; only facts) or subjective (biased; opinions)?  If you are not sure, see if there another text that has the same information? Reading Informative Writing

17   If an author is writing to entertain, he/she is trying to relate to the audience on a personal level.  Common Examples:  Novels  Stories  Poetry  Magazines  Essays  Screenwriting & Plays Entertain

18   With an entertaining text, the reader should be looking for clues about how the author is trying to connect with the reader.  Consider the following:  Is the author sharing a personal story or experience?  Is the author trying to tap into certain emotions in the reader? –sadness, fear, anger, joy, humor, love, etc.  Does this reading require the reader to use his/her imagination? If so, to what extent? Reading Entertaining Writing


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