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Author’s Message and Author’s Purpose

October 23, 2011

  Students need to know that they are the audience for an author. They are the “reader”, and the author has a message for the reader.
The message is the “big idea” or what the author is trying to tell the reader.
The author has also has a purpose for his/her writing. The purpose can be to entertain, inform, or persuade.
The visuals in this Power Point may help the student to determine the difference between the author’s message and the author’s purpose.

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