Tell the students that just as types of conversation are different depending on the participants, writing is also different depending on the audience.
Note these observations on the board.
Let them know that they will be authors for this lesson, and write for each purpose. After they decide on positions, ask them to think about audiences they might communicate that position to and the purposes for that communication. Help students revise their own essays Instruct students to copy the following questions: For whom am I writing?
What might they hear? Hand out blank pieces of paper. What point do I want to make? For Entertain, make sure that dialogue, plot components, and characters are mentioned. Next, ask students to identify how the purpose and audience for the article shaped the text itself.
Ask them to each choose a type of pie, and let them know that they'll be writing about this pie for the different author's purposes. Encourage students to define very specific audiences and positions.
Ask the students to develop a purpose and explanation for their writing and to write their thoughts in their journals or on a piece of paper. Technology Integration Invite students to complete an internet search of famous individuals and to brainstorm ways that text could be written for these individuals.
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