Discovering the Author’s Purpose!


11.R.6I – Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that
point of view or purpose.


This lesson focuses on how to discover an author’s purpose. Students will learn how to identify the differences among writing for entertainment, informative, and persuasive purposes. Students will also learn how to evaluate a written piece by studying the rhetorical devices and strategies that an author used.

During the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. identify the use of logos, ethos, and pathos;
  2. determine the author’s purpose in a text;
  3. analyze an author’s use of rhetorical devices.

This lesson?s content is of high educational quality. It is designed with a model of a conceptualization, definitions, examples, practice exercises and test with different levels of complexity. In addition, it includes rubrics for an objective evaluation.


7 items in example section

36 items in exercise practice

30 items in test

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