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Author's Purpose

Sort various genres of writing to determine the author's purpose.

QuestionAnswer
What would be the purpose of a book of Knock-Knock Jokes? Entertain the reader.
What would be the purpose of a diary entry about your secret crush? Express the reader's feelings.
What would be the purpose of a letter to your school principal on ways to improve cafeteria food? Persuade the reader.
What would be the purpose of a Rachel Ray Cookbook? Inform the reader.
What would be the purpose of a commercial ad in a magazine? Persuade the reader.
What would be the purpose of an activist website describing how shark species are threatened? Persuade the reader.
What would be the purpose of a Marvel’s comic book? Entertain the reader.
What would be the purpose of a The Lightening Thief book? Entertain the reader.
What would be the purpose of an expository essay about your favorite season? Express the writer's opinion.
What would be the purpose of Taylor Swift’s song Bad Blood? Express her opinions.
What would be the purpose of a movie website listing upcoming movie times? Inform the reader.
What would be the purpose of Robert Frost’s poem – A Road Not Taken? Express the poet's feelings.
What would be the purpose of a Texas History textbook? Inform the reader.
What would be the purpose of a website with funny cat photos? Entertain the reader.
What would be the purpose of a “How To” Ikea shelf instruction manual? Inform the reader.
What would be the purpose of an Alaska travel brochure “America’s Last Frontier” ? Persuade the reader.
Created by: sbenbow