A poster highlighting how to identify the author’s purpose when reading a piece of text.
Information on the poster includes:
The purpose of a text is the reason why it was written. An author may write a text to persuade, to inform, to entertain, to explain something or to describe something.
To convince the reader to agree with a certain viewpoint on an particular issue or topic.
To teach or provide information to the reader on a particular topic using facts.
To engage and provide enjoyment for the reader through imaginative writing or storytelling.
To tell the reader how to do something or to show how something works.
To portray to the reader the characteristics of a person, place, thing or experience.
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National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower covers students in Year 3 and Year 4.
By the beginning of year 3, pupils should be able to read books written at an age-appropriate interest level. They should be able to read them accurately and at a speed that is sufficient for them to focus on understanding what they read rather than ...
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) – Upper
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Upper covers students in Year 5 and Year 6.
By the beginning of year 5, pupils should be able to read aloud a wider range of poetry and books written at an age-appropriate interest level with accuracy and at a reasonable speaking pace. They should be able to read most words effortlessly and to...
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