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1. Authors Purpose By Parker Tracey 2. What is Authors Purpose? The authors purpose is what the authorwrote the story to do. For instance, an authorwanted to write a factual passage about BenFranklin. The author would then want toinform people about Ben Franklin. 3. Types of Authors Purpose Entertain Inform PersuadeDont Eat Meat 4. Entertainment ExampleGiant squids are evil,the most evil by far.Giant squids are evil,because one ate my car.Giant squids are tasty,they really are a treat.Giant squids are tasty,calamari is really sweet. 5. We apologize for the fault in the slides.Those responsible have been sacked 6. Informative ExampleDid you know that the sun is about 93 millionmiles away? Also Pluto is no longer considereda planet. Plus, Mars is named after the god ofwar!Taken from Random Planet Facts. 7. We apologize again for the fault in theslides. Those responsible for sacking thepeople who have just been sacked, havebeen sacked. 8. Persuasive Example I believe that a vegetarian life is a moreproductive life. You dont get as many fatsfrom food, and you are doing a favor to theanimal population. Go vegetarian today! 9. Vegetarian Power!!!!!!!!!!! 10. Yet again we apologize for the fault inthe slides. Those responsible for sackingthe people who just sacked the last guyswho were just sacked, have been sacked. 11. Try and find the authors purpose in this clip from afilm about the Spartans. Is it to entertain, toinform, or to persuade?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6psq-APRK5c&feature=player_detailpage 12. AnswerThe authors purpose in that clip was toEntertain. You can tell because it is morefocused on action rather than explaining factsor trying to get you to do something. 13. How to Tell the Difference Entertain- Focused around action, fiction, orjust plain comedy. Inform- Focused on telling facts. Persuade- Focused on trying to get someoneto follow an idea or use a product. (etc.) 14. Another videoWhat is the authors purpose of this video?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PU8ZxQj7eE&feature=player_detailpage 15. AnswerPERSUADE: The ad was meant to persuadepeople to use oxiclean stain remover. R.I.P Billy Mays. 16. Final VideoThis is the final video Im going to show.You know what to do.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HECa3bAFAYk&feature=player_detailpage 17. AnswerThe video is meant to ENTERTAIN.(I couldnt find a very good informative clip that wasnt longer than 2 minutes.) 18. Game Time!Here is the link to a fun game I found for you!http://reviewgamezone.com/games/supershooter/index.php?7998&title=Authors%20Purpose&id=7998 19. New QuestionBefore going to the next slide, what is thepurpose of this Powerpoint? 20. AnswerThe purpose of this slide show was to entertainand inform! In certain cases, there can bemultiple purposes the author makes theirpiece for. (I probably should have mentionedthis before.) 21. EndConsidering that I made this, you probablylearned nothing. You probably didnt even getthe reference to Monty Python. Oh well. Iguess Ill see you later. 22. A Ninjas Everywhere Production

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