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CC7/6 Reading Informational 6. Determining Author's Purpose

This set goes over the vocabulary and necessary comprehension facts in order to determine author purpose and construct a statement of author purpose.
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purpose
the reason that you do something
accomplish
The author's purpose is what the writer hopes to _____________ by writing.
persuade
The purpose of an argumentative essay is to _________ the reader of its thesis.
inform
The purpose of a news article is to ___________ the reader of important facts about the world.
entertain
Fiction stories are primarily written to _____________ the reader.
theme
Most fiction stories communicate a vital lesson, or _____________, to the reader.
the author's purpose
Which should you know earlier in your reading - the author's central idea or his purpose?