the

Author´s Purpose and Intended Audience

what is the author's purpose this is

just a fancy way of asking why the

author wrote the text you may already be

familiar with PI or PII which stands for

word to persuade to inform or to

entertain but there are more persuade

inform and entertain or PI are just the

basics you may hear or see synonyms or

other words such as explain present

describe argue share list report

communicate encourage teach and

illustrate and there are many more what

is the author's purpose why did the

author write this functional text go

ahead and pause the video to read about

how to make your own craft clay as you

read this functional text think about

what the author's purpose would be now

that you have read how to make your own

craft clay you could have come to the

conclusion that the author wanted to

educate the reader on how to make craft

clay or to explain how to make craft

clay or maybe the author wanted to

describe how to make craft clay or to

inform the reader on how to make craft

clay all of these statements are pretty

similar because the verbs educate

explain and describe inform and there

are others that all kind of mean the

same thing but now it's your turn you're

gonna read this functional text called

grow a nibble garden for your cat while

you read think about what the author's

purpose of this text would be or why the

author wrote this functional text go

ahead and pause the video and take a few

minutes to read all right now that you

have read grow and nibble garden for

your cat what is the best answer for

what does the author's purpose in this

example you're going to choose the best

answer so would it be a to persuade the

reader to grow a nibble garden for their

cat be to explain why a cat

no garden see to explain how to grow a

nibble garden for your cat or D to

entertain the reader with a story about

a cat's nibble garden what do you think

the best answer is for why the author

wrote this functional text to explain

how to grow a nibble garden for your cat

now we're going to talk about who is the

intended audience when an author writes

something they are writing for a

specific group of people and we can

determine who that group of people is

based off the clues in the text so now

we're going back to the functional text

make your own craft clay you should have

already read it but go ahead and take a

few minutes to pause it and read over it

again and think about who the author

wrote this for or who is the intended

audience so as I was reading it because

it is a functional text about making

crafts clay I believe the intended

audience would be people who are

creative or enjoy doing crafts it also

says here ask an adult to boil the

mixture for you which helps me see that

it is written for children your turn you

should have already written read about

how to grow a nimble garden for your cat

but go ahead and take a few minutes to

pause the video and go over it again and

now think about who the intended

audience is or who the author wrote this

text for now that you've reviewed this

functional text who is the intended

audience did the author write the text

for cats for people who own cats for

fourth-grade students or for teachers

what do you think the author wrote this

text for people who own cats so they can

make a nimble garden for their own cat

now that we've reviewed author's purpose

and intended audience go to the next

task in Schoology and try a couple on

your own