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 You have learned that an author’s purpose is the author’s reason for writing a text.  An author’s perspective is the author’s opinion about a subject.

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2  You have learned that an author’s purpose is the author’s reason for writing a text.  An author’s perspective is the author’s opinion about a subject.  You can often identify an author’s perspective by thinking about the words the author uses.  The details the authors has included in the text also provides clues.

3 Evidence Author’s Purpose and Perspective Tip: An author can have more than one purpose for writing something. For example, a story may entertain and teach about a topic.

4  Read the story. Then we will use the evidence from the story to help us fill in the graphic organizer. “It’s a shame that this park is such a mess!” Tricia said. Every time that she and Anita kicked the soccer ball, it hit a piece of trash. “You’re right,” Anita agreed. “We should improve it. Let’s do something. Let’s organize a cleanup day.” Dozens of volunteers participated. The cleanup made the park cleaner and safer for everyone.

5 “It’s a shame that this park is such a mess!” Tricia said. Every time that she and Anita kicked the soccer ball, it hit a piece of trash. “You’re right,” Anita agreed. “We should improve it. Let’s do something. Let’s organize a cleanup day.” Dozens of volunteers participated. The cleanup made the park cleaner and safer for everyone. Entertaining Story about cleaning up a park. Evidence Author’s Purpose The girls organize clean up day. Evidence Dozens of Volunteers participate. To Entertain Author’s Perspective People should work together to make their community a better place.


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