Author’s Purpose

This Author’s Purpose handout & reference also includes:

Suggestions for how to identify an author's purpose in writing a text are featured in a resource that is both a reference and a worksheet. Information about texts that are meant to persuade, inform, and entertain is included as are literary devices writers may use to emphasize their central ideas.

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Classroom Considerations

  • Although the information contained in the resource is specific and of value, the handout would need to be revised to eliminate the background information designed for instructors

  • The tips for how to identify an author's purpose are useful

It is unclear what audience is being address in this reference; therefore, it is probably best used as a teacher resource