Source: Scholastic Literacy Place.

Evaluate Author's Purpose
Answer Key

* * Do you think the people in the story really exist?
* * Did you learn specific facts from the story?
* * Does the author tell you what to do?
* * Does the author try to make you believe something?
* * Does the story have interesting characters that make you want to know more about them?
* * Does the author get you to enjoy what the characters say and do?
* * Does the author explain something or make something easier to understand?
1. What is the author's main purpose in writing? _to entertain___

2. What details in the story helped you decide what the author's purpose was?

The characters seem realistic but they are not actual people.

The tone of the writing is humorous in places.

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