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Day One. My MP1 Report Card Grades Will Be Turned In TONIGHT! Your signed grade sheet and movie letter need to be turned in to me TODAY! Late work MUST.

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1 Day One

2 My MP1 Report Card Grades Will Be Turned In TONIGHT! Your signed grade sheet and movie letter need to be turned in to me TODAY! Late work MUST be turned in today or it will not be graded. I will not hand out any make up work at this point for MP1.

3 INTRODUCTION: AUTHOR’S PURPOSE Write a six-word answer to the following question: What was the last thing you wrote, and what was your PURPOSE for writing it?

4 TAKE NOTES IN YOUR COMPOSITION BOOK New Page Today's Date Title: Author's Purpose

5 AP 1 Why does an author write?

6 THREE MAIN AUTHOR’S PURPOSES 1.To Entertain 2.To Inform 3.To Persuade 4.(new one coming from Twitter, etc) : To Share Every text serves one (or more) of these purposes.

7 WRITING TO ENTERTAIN The MAIN purpose is to amuse readers. Examples Stories PoemsPlays You may learn something from a story, but the MAIN purpose is to entertain.

8 WRITING TO INFORM The MAIN purpose is to enlighten the reader. Examples:  Informational essays  Nonfiction texts  Instructions or directions Informational writing may be entertaining, but the MAIN purpose is to inform.

9 WRITING TO PERSUADE The MAIN purpose is to convince the reader to do or believe something. Examples:  Persuasive Essays  Speeches  Persuasive Letters to the Editor Persuasive writing attempts to change the reader’s mind or get them to do something.

10 IDENTIFYING THE AUTHOR’S PURPOSE Is the text a poem, story, or play? Does the text mainly give facts or technical information? YESYESYESYES Entertain Author’s Purpose = Entertain Inform Author’s Purpose = Inform Does the text make arguments? YESYESYESYES NoNoNoNo NoNoNoNo YESYESYESYES Persuade Author’s Purpose = Persuade NoNoNoNo Start over & try again.

11 PRACTICE You will be graded on participation and completion, not on accuracy. HIGHLIGHT In your pairs, complete the practice sheets. HIGHLIGHT any that you are not able to agree on.

12 Day Two

13 Class Business: 1. I need your signed movie letters TODAY. 2. Report cards being mailed today. 3. Homework – turn in the author’s purpose activity pack, if you haven’t already. If you were absent last class, make sure to get the make-up work today.

14 Warm Up: You will need a sheet of notebook paper and a pencil. Put your name on the paper along with today’s date. Ready?

15 Warm Up: What are the three possible answers for author’s purpose? (you have one minute)

16 Flip Your Paper Over. Quick Quiz! Just write the one-word answer.

17 #1 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

18 #2 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

19 #3 Judy Glen's amazing Wrinkle Remover cream will make you look younger in thirty days or less. This remarkable cream has special ingredients to make your wrinkles disappear. The cost for a thirty day supply is $ Send your check to P.O.Box 00002, Shelton, CA to Inform to Entertain to Persuade

20 to Inform to Entertain to Persuade #4 In naval aviation, the AWACS (Airborne Early Warning Command and Control System) plane, or Hawkeye, serves as an air traffic controller, monitoring the airspace around a carrier fleet. It is responsible for surveillance of enemy aircraft and ships as well as directing helicopters to survivors and guarding against air collisions. In addition to servicing the Navy, Hawkeye planes have been used in rescue operations of civilians during hurricane evacuations.

21 #5 Alonzo winked at his mother's shocked gaze and with a grin quipped, "Sausage and pepperoni pizza for breakfast makes perfect sense. Allow me to demonstrate. You have your tomato. Tomato is technically a fruit. You have your cheese. Cheese is a dairy product. You have your crust— necessary carbs for quick energy in the morning. And don't forget the sausage and pepperoni—my protein. If you think about it, it's just like bacon and eggs, toast, and orange juice." Still grinning, he added, "Really it is. Well, almost. Why are you looking at me that way?" to Inform to Entertain to Persuade

22 #6 Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder was born on February 7, 1867 in Pepin, Wisconsin to Charles and Caroline Ingalls. She met and married Almanzo James Wilder in She published many books based on her travels to the west. Her writing became the basis for the " Little House" series. She died in to Inform to Entertain to Persuade

23 #7 HAMSTERS FOR SALE: Braxton Pet Store, Northwood 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 $ this week. Come and buy yours today! to Inform to Entertain to Persuade

24 #8 Because researchers studying circadian rhythms have discovered that most teenagers are really nocturnal, school administrators should take this into account when organizing a school day. For example, traditionally teenagers must arise in the predawn hours and arrive at school before sunrise. Groggy and unfocused, they find it difficult to concentrate and be alert before lunch. After lunch, which for many students in overcrowded high schools begins at 10:30 a.m., they are finally able to pay attention. Armed with this information, the school board should be innovative and rearrange the schedule, which would curb truancy in grades 8 through 12. to Inform to Entertain to Persuade

25 #9 There once was a writer named Fitzgerald On the rich and famous he'd herald. When the story was told Poor Gatsby, though bold, Lost his dear Daisy, though well-appareled. to Inform to Entertain to Persuade

26 #10 College couples have been the subjects of much research, and one thing is clear: the major reason for relationship breakups is boredom. The timing of the breakup also seems consistent with most findings. Couples tend to dissolve relationships during vacations and holidays. Who initiates the breakup is also interesting. Often it is the woman, who tends to notice first when the man is less attentive. But if the woman breaks up first, there is usually no "Can we still be friends?" situations because the man strongly feels the rejection. However, if the man initiates the breakup, there is a better chance the two will still stay in touch. to Inform to Entertain to Persuade

27 Grading: 1. Turn in your papers. 2. Take one crayon. 3. When you get the new paper, write YOUR NAME on the BOTTOM in crayon. 4. Just put an x on incorrect answers.

28 ANSWERS: #1 entertain #2 inform #3 persuade #4 inform #5 entertain #6 inform #7 persuade #8 persuade #9 entertain #10 inform

29 AMAZING RACE SCAVENGER HUNT In your assigned pairs, complete the textbook scavenger hunt form. The first team finished wins a prize! Ready, set, go!!

30 AP 1 What is an author’s purpose for writing?


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