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1 Authors Purpose Reading Street Unit 1 Week 2 Created by Kristi Waltke

2 Lets Review

3 Good readers summarize. As they read, they pause to sum up the important ideas or events. This helps them remember the information. As you read a story, note the main events. After you read, ask yourself what the main events were and in what order they occurred.

4 Authors Purpose The authors purpose is the reason or reasons the author has for writing. An author may write to persuade, to inform, to entertain, or to express ideas and feelings. An author may have more than one purpose within a story. You will often be asked question about why an author includes what he or she does in a story.

5 Why do you think Kate DiCamillo includes in the description how the bear smelled and how big he was in her story Because of Winn-Dixie? She wanted to give her readers vivid details so that they could understand how frightened Miss Franny must have been. She wanted to persuade her readers to become afraid of close encounters with bears. This gives us more information and a better understanding of her characters.

6 Why do you think Kate DiCamillo wrote the part of Because of Winn-Dixie that is in our reading book? She wanted to compare dogs and bears. She wanted to entertain her readers with a funny story.

7 Why does Laurie Myers tell us the information about the paws of Newfoundland dogs? She wanted to inform the readers of how the Newfoundland dogs paws had a good design for swimming. She shows us how tempted Lewis was to choose a different type of dog.

8 Why does the author include part of Captain Lewiss journal in the story on p. 48? The author wanted the genre of the story to be fantasy. The journal shows that the story was based on an actual event.

9 Why does the author write Lewiss face was better than all the mens praise added together? She wants to show Seamens feelings of love and respect towards Lewis. She wants to show that Seamen would like to leave Lewis now and live with another explorer.

10 What is the authors purpose in telling this story from a dogs point of view? Telling the story from a dogs point of view is entertaining. She wants to persuade kids to write stories from their dogs point of view.

11 Remember that an authors purpose is the reason an author has for writing.


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