Authors write for many different reasons. Many authors write humorous or exciting stories and articles to entertain readers. Other authors write news stories, articles, and other non-fiction to inform and educate readers. Sometimes authors write to share their experiences. Sometimes authors want to teach readers a lesson or get a message across. Other times authors want to persuade readers to think a certain way or perform an action. Most times authors try to do a combination of these things whenever they write.
This Week's Prompt:
Why do you think the author wrote the text? There may be more than one reason.
Explain why you think this and support your thinking with specific examples from the text. Make sure your examples clearly show us instances of the author trying to do what you think he or she is trying to do!
I look forward to hearing what you think about why authors write!
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