Curipod placeholder

Author's Purpose


Curipod generated lesson: "Author's Purpose". #8-10

Profile picture of alexis_mason


Updated 5 months ago

1. Word cloud
120 seconds
In a few words, what is an author's purpose for writing?
2. Slide
60 seconds
To inform - author wants to present facts or new ideas to the reader. To persuade - author wants to convince the reader to agree with their point of view. To entertain - author wants to make the reader laugh, cry, or be amazed.
Understanding Author's Purpose
3. Slide
60 seconds
Persuade: To convince or urge a reader to think, believe, or do something specific. Inform: To provide information or to teach a reader about a topic. Entertain: To provide amusement or enjoyment to the reader.
4. Slide
60 seconds
The notion of 'author's purpose' was first introduced by American educator William Harbine in 1901. Author's purpose is sometimes referred to as 'rhetorical mode', which is a way of categorizing a piece of writing. There are four main types of author's purpose: to inform, persuade, entertain, and to express an opinion or feeling.
Did you know?
5. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What is the primary purpose of an author when writing a piece of literature?
6. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: Q: What is the author's primary purpose when writing a piece of literature?
7. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Oh, I have another silly idea - Draw a wacky monster with 4 noses and 7 tentacle legs walking on its hands instead of its feet.
8. Poll
60 seconds
What is author's purpose?
  • The reason why an author writes a piece of text
  • How the story is structured
  • The setting of a story
9. Poll
60 seconds
Which of the following could be an example of an author's purpose?
  • To entertain readers with a fictional story
  • To inform readers about a current event
  • To persuade readers to support a certain opinion or belief
10. Poll
60 seconds
When an author writes to convince the reader to believe in something, what is this called?
  • Persuasion
  • Entertainment
  • Information
11. Poll
60 seconds
If an author wants to tell you how something works or give you information about it, what is their purpose?
  • Informative
  • Entertainment
  • Persuasive
12. Poll
60 seconds
If an author wants to make you laugh or enjoy the reading experience, what is their purpose?
  • Entertainment
  • Informational
  • Persuasion

Suggested content