Author’s Purpose Why do authors write a story/passage?
Author’s Purpose • Think about P.I.E. • Authors write a story for three reasons: • Persuade • Inform • Entertain
Persuade • Example: Visiting museums are a great way to learn. At the museum you can read about facts while looking at different exhibits. Everyone should visit a great museum once in a while. • When an author tries to persuade the reader, they want you to think the way they think. • To convince reader of a certain point of view
Inform • Example: Elmont is located in New York State. New York is on the eastern coast of the United States of America. Some students in Elmont attend the Covert Avenue School. • When an author writes to inform a reader, they are giving the reader facts and information. • To teach or give information to the reader
Entertain • When an author tries to entertain the reader, they want you to enjoy what you are reading. • To provide enjoyment for the reader • Example: My brother came charging at me with the pie in his hand. He smashed it right into my face. Laughing, I picked up his bowl of cereal and dumped it on my kid sister’s head. Then, mom came into the kitchen.
Why did the author write this paragraph? • Every time I go to sleep, I hear a noise under my bed. I think it is a monster, but I am not sure. I call out to my mother and father, but all I hear is silence. Quickly, I pretend it’s nothing and pull the covers up over my head. ENTERTAIN
Try this… • Click on the link below and try to determine why the author wrote each paragraph Author's Purpose Activity