“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” -Aristotle What are your thoughts? Do you agree or disagree with this quote? Why or why not ?
In a few words, what is an author's purpose for writing a story?
Understanding an Author's Purpose
An author's purpose is to inform, persuade, or entertain. When reading, ask yourself why the author wrote the book or article. Look for clues in the text such as examples, facts, and language that help you determine the author's purpose.
Persuade: To convince the reader to think or act in a certain way.
Inform: To provide information to the reader.
Entertain: To provide enjoyment to the reader.
Did you know?
Author's purpose is to entertain, inform, or persuade an audience. The author's purpose can be revealed through the tone and language of their writing. An author's purpose can be revealed by their use of figurative language, such as metaphors and similes.
Work together in pairs: What is the purpose of an author writing a story?
Why do you think the author wrote this poem?
Brain break: Draw a chicken using its legs as drumsticks, playing a drum set made of eggs