The author writes to...
Author's Purpose - an author's reasons for writing a text.
Implied - something not directly stated.
*What is the difference between stated and implied?
The author is trying to get you to do or try something.
The author is trying to give you information and teach you facts.
The author is trying to make you enjoy the story by keeping the readers' attention.
Higher Order Thinking Questions
What was the author's purpose in this article?
The author wrote this to-
How can the reader tell what the author's purpose was _________?
STAAR STEM QUESTIONS: Are any questions double coded? Which ones? How do you know? What happens if a question is double coded?
*The author wrote this selection mainly to-
*Why does the author include the information in paragraph-
*The purpose of the selection is to-
*The author wrote this selection most likely to-
*The purpose of this selection is mainly to-
*Read the following sentence from paragraph________. The author includes this sentence most likely to-