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Author's Purpose

English Language Arts, Grade 3

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Study Guide Author's Purpose English Language Arts, Grade 3

AUTHOR’S PURPOSE What is the Author's Purpose? The author's purpose is the reason that he or she had for writing the text. Some authors' purposes are to: Inform: to teach us something Entertain: to make us smile Persuade: to get us to agree with the author Examples 1] My Dad helped us read the menu at the restaurant. What is the author's purpose in writing a menu? a] inform b] entertain c] persuade The correct answer is a] inform. An author writes a menu to inform us of the choices that can be ordered at the restaurant, and the price of each of these choices. 2] Brandon read us the funny poem that he had written. What is the author's purpose in writing a funny poem? a] inform b] entertain c] persuade The correct answer is b] entertain. An author writes a funny poem to entertain the readers. Try This! 1] Mr. West wrote a note to our parents asking for volunteers to help with our classroom parties. What is the author's purpose in writing a note to our parents? a] inform b] entertain c] persuade 2] In Language Arts, we got a list of prefixes and their meanings. What is the author's purpose in listing the prefixes and their meanings? a] inform b] entertain c] persuade © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
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