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  • Modes of Writing
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  • 1. To Inform (Expository) 2. To Persuade (Persuasive) 3. To Entertain (Narrative or Poetry)
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  • Often called expository writing. Expository writing shows or explains facts. Examples: Biography of Barack Obama News report about a shooting Note to a friend Essay about killer bees Remember: Expository = Expose
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  • Attempts to influence the reader. Persuasive writing usually makes an argument. Examples: Political speeches Advertisements A cover letter for your resume An essay urging readers to recycle
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  • Stories that narrate and have a beginning, middle, and end The story may teach a lesson, but the authors main purpose is to entertain. Examples: Harry Potter books Poems about love Narrative essay about the big game Script for a TV show
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  • Is it a story, poem, or drama (script)? Entertain Yes No Does the text make arguments? Inform Persuade YesNo Does the text give facts? YesNo Start Over
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  • Informative or expository writing provides factual information about a topic. Persuasive writing expresses an opinion (may use facts to support). All narratives are written to entertain; so is poetry.
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  • 1. I will describe a piece of writing. 2. You will write the authors purpose: to inform to persuade or to entertain
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  • the story of a teenage boy, learning to understand and live with his father, who is an alcoholic Vietnam War veteran
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  • a list of the 25 richest athletes in the world
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  • an article that argues why Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player ever
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  • an X-men comic book
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  • the story about a young girl with low self-esteem learning to love herself
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  • A National Geographic article about the eating and breeding habits of the endangered bald eagle.
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  • a website that explains why a new shopping mall should not be built
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  • a poem about Bald Eagles
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  • a magazine ad that tells the reader to buy Nike Hyperdunk shoes because he will jump higher
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  • a sign that reads, Rest Stop Five Miles Ahead
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  • 1. Entertain 2. Inform 3. Persuade 4. Entertain 5. Entertain 6. Inform 7. Persuade 8. Entertain 9. Persuade 10. Inform


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