Use this Author's Purpose PowerPoint (converted into a PDF file) to help teach your students the 3 main purposes why an author writes (entertain, inform, persuade). This PowerPoint will help simplify the concept by relating it to books and short stories. There are a total of 27 slides that include direct instruction and guided practice opportunities. Display the presentation for students through your projector or print it up to use with a document camera or overhead transparency.
For personal classroom use only.
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