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1 Unit 2: Rhetoric of the Op Ed Week 2 Authors purpose part 1

2 Warm Up “A Change of Heart” 1) What is the author’s purpose in the article “A Change of Heart”? (entertain, inform, or persuade) 2) What’s the author’s point of view in this article? 3) How does the author get his point across in the article? 4) What do you think of the author’s purpose or point of view? 5) Evaluate how effective was the author in presenting his purpose or POV.

3 FLTS 1) Determine the author’s main purpose of a text. 2) Explain how an author's point of view or purpose is presented in a text 3) Distinguish your own point of view from that of the author of a text. 4) Evaluate how effective was the author in presenting his purpose or POV.

4 AUTHOR PURPOSE 1.To Entertain 2.To Inform 3.To Persuade

5 WRITING TO ENTERTAIN The MAIN purpose is to amuse readers. Examples: Stories, Poems, Plays *You may learn something from a story, but the MAIN purpose is to entertain.

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

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

8 IDENTIFYING THE AUTHOR’S PURPOSE 1.Is the text a poem, story, or play? (if “yes” = entertain; if “no” = go to next) 2.Does the text mainly give facts and info? (if “yes” = inform) 3.Does the text make arguments? (if “yes” = persuade)

9 PRACTICE 1.A story about a family trying to stick together and survive through the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s Author’s Purpose: _________________________ 2.A section in a history book describing the conditions and causes of the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s Author’s Purpose: __________________ 3. An instructional booklet describing how to operate a smart phone Author’s Purpose: _______________________

10 PRACTICE CONTINUED 5. The story of a young athlete who takes steroids and his life and future fall apart Author’s Purpose: ____________________ 4. An article where the author argues that an iPhone is better than an Android phone Author’s Purpose: ___________________________________

11 PRACTICE ANSWERS 1) entertain 2) inform 3) inform 4) persuade 5) entertain

12 Author’s Purpose graphic organizer Change of HeartHooked on a Myth 1) Purpose & POV 2) How does the author presents his/her purpose & POV (textual evidence) 3) My view on the author’s Purpose & POV 4) Evaluate how effective was the author in presenting his purpose or POV. (Textual evidence needed)

13 Questions for “Hooked on a Myth” 1) What is the author’s purpose in the article “Hooked on a Myth? 2) Explain how the author’s purpose or point of view is presented in the article. (textual evidence needed) 3) What’s do you think about the author’s purpose or point of view? 4) Evaluate how effective was the author in presenting his purpose or POV. (Textual evidence needed)

14 Think-pair-share What is your view on the author’s POV in the article “Hooked on a Myth”? 1) Think about your answer. (1 min) 2) Fill in the blank. I think the author’s purpose and POV in “Hooked on a Myth” ______________________. 3) Pair Share (1 min) 4) Class share

15 Unit 2: Rhetoric of the Op Ed Week 2 Authors purpose part 2: Ethos, Logos, Pathos

16 Warm Up “A Change of Heart” What is the author’s purpose? 1) A pamphlet urging people not to eat animals or use products made from animals or animal suffering because the author thinks that is cruel and unnecessary 2) A cook book containing recipes for making cakes, cookies, and other desserts 3) The story of a young woman who, after the death of her grandfather, quit her job in the business world and returned home to help her aging grandmother

17 Warm Up “A Change of Heart” What is the author’s purpose? 1) A pamphlet urging people not to eat animals or use products made from animals or animal suffering because the author thinks that is cruel and unnecessary (Persuade) 2) A cook book containing recipes for making cakes, cookies, and other desserts (Inform) 3) The story of a young woman who, after the death of her grandfather, quit her job in the business world and returned home to help her aging grandmother (entertain)

18 Pair-share What is the author’s point of view in the article “Hooked on a Myth”? 1) Look in your notes and find your answer. (1 min) 2) Fill in the blank. I think the author’s POV in “Hooked on a Myth” is ______________________. 3) Pair Share (1 min) 4) Class share

19 3 ways to persuade (handout) Period 4 only 1)Work with a partner to complete the handout “3 Ways to Persuade” 2)This will be collected today.


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