What are the different purposes for writing?
There are 4 basic purposes for writing:
Writing TELLS A STORY or relates a series of events.
A composition describing your explorations among rocks and tide pools along the ocean shore.
Writing DESCRIBES a person, place or thing.
A brochure describing giant redwoods, a “Lost Kitten” poster that tells exactly what the kitten looks like.
Writing gives INFORMATION or EXPLAINS.
An article entitled “How the Internet has Changed Our lives”
Writing attempts to CONVINCE someone to do or believe something.
An advertisement, an article about importance of water conservation.
What genres does American literature include?
Which of the following authors wrote in the same genre?
Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine shared a similar purpose for writing. What was their purpose?
The statement below represents which genre from the early American and Colonial period? I want to explain origins of the natural world and its processes.
The oral tradition of Native Americans.