Understand Purpose Do you think the writers of these two articles have the same reason for writing? Select Yes or No.
Discuss what is the purpose of the author for each article.
You've got it! In the article titled "How to Skydive," the writer wants to give information about how to skydive. The title is a clue to this purpose. In "My Amazing Skydiving Experience," the writer wants to entertain readers or share thoughts about her experience.
Remember that the title of an article can be a clue to an author's purpose. Select titles of articles whose main purpose is to inform readers.
- Getting Involved In Your Community
- Why we need more school sports
- Ten Ways You Can Save Energy
Use what you've just learned about author's purpose to complete the following practice activity. Read the titles of these books. Then, select any titles of books that seem meant to entertain.
- Jonas: The Crazy Life of a Seventh Grader
- The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Encyclopedia of Poetic Terms
- Cut Your Spending
What do you think is this author's purpose?