Sunday, February 23, 2014

Author's Purpose Online

Websites seem to know it all- but not every site is created for the same reason.  Some sites have been designed to PERSUADE you to buy something, vote for someone, believe something, or do something.  Others were made simply to bring you enjoyment- they ENTERTAIN you with games, jokes, interesting stories, videos and more.  Then there are sites that are intended to educate you in some way- they INFORM you.  PERSUADE ENTERTAIN INFORM- PIE.  This is the PIE of Author's Purpose!  


Sometimes websites can have a little bit of each of these- they might be teaching you something in an entertaining way while also trying to persuade you to buy something!  


HOWEVER- there is one more purpose out there- to TRICK, MISLEAD, or play a JOKE on you.  These kinds of sites can be confusing because they pretend to be real when they are NOT.  These are called HOAX sites.  



Using the links below, decide what each site is MOSTLY trying to do- PERSUADE you, INFORM you or ENTERTAIN you.  There may even be one or two HOAX sites- just to confuse you!


1. http://www.jenis.com/  


2. http://www.biography.com/  


3. http://www.games2girls.com/


4. http://www.innerbody.com/



5. http://clickmonkeys.com/


6. http://looneytunes.kidswb.com/


7. http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=2255956


8. http://www.sciencebuddies.org/ 



9. http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/



10. http://www.factmonster.com/




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