For what reason does an author write their selection? What is the tone of their writing, and how does it imply their intention? The following presentation explains.
1. Author’s Purpose Point of View
2. What are our learning goals? * To understand and identify the different purposes of texts. To distinguish between non-fiction and fiction. To understand how the author’s point of view affects the text.
3. What is the purpose? * Did you know that everything you read has a purpose? When an author writes something (book, magazine, textbook, newspaper article), he/she chooses his/her words for a purpose.
4. What is the purpose? * The author’s purpose is the main reason that he/she has for writing a the selection.
° The author’s purpose will be to: — Entertain — Inform — Persuade
5. What is the author’s point of view? * When an author writes to entertain, persuade, or inform, he/she will have his/her point of view on the subject. Point of view is an author’s opinion about the subject.
6. How does the author’s purpose & author’s point of view go together? * Author’s purpose and point of view go together. The author will want you to see the topic from his/her point of view or through his/her eyes. For some issues, you will be able to tell if the author is FOR or AGAINST RUBY ‘BRIDGES
7. I know the purpose! * When you are able to recognize the author’s purpose, you will have a better understanding of the selection. Also, the purpose will determine how you read a selection.
8. Can a selection have two purposes? * Some selections will have two purposes. For example, if the article is about eating healthy, it will try to persuade you to eat your vegetables as well as, inform you about the different types of food groups.
9. Author’s Purpose: Inform If the author’s purpose is to inform, you will learn something from the Information pieces sometime use one or more of the following: — Facts — Details/Instructions — Places
— Events — People
10. Author’s Purpose: Persuade If the author’s purpose is to persuade, the author will want you to believe his/her Persuasive pieces are usually Although there are facts, it contains the author’s With persuasive pieces, it is clear on the author’s point of view (if he/she is FOR or AGAINST it). bad th hay
11. Author’s Purpose: Entertain * Tf the author’s purpose is to entertain, one goal may be to tell a story or to & describe characters, places or events (real or
Examples of entertaining texts include: plays, poems, stories, jokes, or even comic strips..
12. Determine the author’s purpose Children’s Pain and Fever Reducer For fast, sate relief of fever and/or pain Dosage Information Under 24 Ibs. Consult 24-35lbs. 1 tsp 36-60lbs. 2tsp Repeat every 4-6 hours
* Use the information on the bottle to determine the author’s — A. To Inform — B. To Entertain — C. To Persuade
13. Can you identify the author’s Children’s Pain and Fever Reducer For fast, sate relief of fever andior pain Dosage Information Under 24 Ibs, Consult 24-35lbs. 1 tsp 36-60bs. 2tsp Repeat every 4-6 hours
* The correct answer is A, to inform. * The label contained information and instructions on how to use the medicine.
14. Can you identify the author’s
purpose? Inform ba Entertain
° His face appeared in the window. She knew he had been the cause of her waking at 3 a.m. Was she seeing things? Was his face real? She tried to lie still and decide what to do. Just then, the window shattered. She flew across the room to the hallway and straight into her mother’s room.
15. Can you identify the author’s * The correct answer is to entertain. ° The author tried to capture a suspenseful mood in the story. ° The story is probably
16. Can you identify the author’s ° It is recommended that parents read to their children everyday, starting as early as six months of age. When you read with your children, you are starting them off in life as a life-long reader and learner. It is never too late to pick up a book and read; people in their eighties have learned how to read and discovered the pleasure of reading. Turn off the television and read a book!
17. Can you identify the author’s You can tell the author wrote this passage to A. Inform B. Entertain C. Persuade
18. Can you identify the author’s * The correct answer is C, to persuade. This is an emotional appeal to do the right thing: READ! Also, the last sentence tells you encourages you to do something: “Turn off the
19. What are the steps to determining the author’s purpose and point of view? 1. Read the 2. Determine if the selection is fiction or
20. What is Fiction? A fiction piece is from the author’s imagination and is not based on facts. Fiction pieces will be stories. The purpose of fiction is to entertain the Fiction creates a mood, a feeling you get from reading the selection. The mood could be happy, sad, scary, angry, peaceful, etc...
21. What is Non-fiction? * Non-fiction pieces are based on facts and author’s opinions about a subject. * Non-fiction pieces could be biographies, articles from textbooks, newspaper and magazine articles. * The purpose of non-fiction writing is to inform and sometimes to persuade.
22. Click the following link: Answer these questions about the Black Death from the reading using a sheet of paper. 1. Read the first 4 paragraphs — Based on your reading, what was the Black Death? 2. Read the “Signs of Impending Death” section ~based on your reading, what are the symptoms? 3.Read the “Varying Reactions to Disaster” section. Based on your reading, what are three different ways people tried to avoid the Black Death? 4. Read the “Breakdown of Social Order” section ~based on your reading, how did the Black Death begin to break down the social order? 5. Read the “Mass Burials” section ~based on your reading, describe the different ways the dead were buried? Now, use these answers to write your paragraph using the writing frame on the next slide...
23. Using this “writing frame” will help you frame your answer to all of these questions into one paragraph: In the primary source document “ ; written by , it describes . The Black Death was . According to the description in the Decameron, the symptoms were Three different ways people tried to avoid the Black Death
. The Black
Death began to break down the social order by . The dead were buried