Wednesday, 28 June 2017

I can evaluate writers’ purposes and consider how they have used structure and language to suit these purposes. (Eg: I can make decisions about why the writer has written a piece of writing and how they have used particular structures and words to meet the purpose.

This is what we had to do for our blog post.
Assessment:​ ​I​ ​can​ ​evaluate​ ​writer's’​ ​purposes​ ​and​ ​consider​ ​how​ ​they​ ​have​ ​used​ ​structure​ ​and​ ​language​ ​to​ ​suit​ ​these​ ​purposes.​ ​(Eg:​ ​I​ ​can​ ​make 
decisions​ ​about​ ​why​ ​the​ ​writer​ ​has​ ​written​ ​a​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​writing​ ​and​ ​how​ ​they​ ​have​ ​used​ ​particular​ ​structures​ ​and​ ​words​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​the​ ​purpose.) 
Name:​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​Choose​ ​3​ ​out​ ​of​ ​the​ ​following​ ​texts:  
L5​ ​Author’s 
Purpose 
follow​ ​up 
I​ ​can​ ​describe​ ​the​ ​author's​ ​purpose​ ​in​ ​relation 
to​ ​structure​ ​and​ ​language​ ​choices​ ​in​ ​a​ ​text 
and​ ​give​ ​relevant​ ​evidence​ ​(eg​ ​vocabulary 
used) 
I​ ​can​ ​compare​ ​and​ ​contrast​ ​differences​ ​in​ ​the​ ​author's 
purpose​ ​in​ ​relation​ ​to​ ​structure​ ​and​ ​language​ ​choices 
between​ ​different​ ​texts. 
The​ ​author’s​ ​purpose​ ​is​ ​to​ ​inform​ ​the​ ​reader​ ​and 
give​ ​them​ ​facts. 
The​ ​specific​ ​language/​ ​structure​ ​choices​ ​that​ ​the 
author​ ​has​ ​made​ ​to​ ​support​ ​their​ ​purpose​ ​are​ ​that 
they​ ​have​ ​scientific​ ​and​ ​strong​ ​facts​ ​to​ ​prove​ ​their 
point. 
Specific​ ​language​ ​choices 
in​ ​the​ ​3​ ​texts: 
Structure​ ​of​ ​the​ ​3​ ​texts: 
Similarities 
both​ ​have​ ​informative 
language​ ​and​ ​they​ ​also​ ​had 
scientific​ ​language​ ​and 
facts​ ​for​ ​the​ ​reader.  
Similarities 
and​ ​​Laundry​ ​Folding​ ​Robot​​ ​both 
have​ ​their​ ​facts​ ​at​ ​the​ ​start 
and​ ​then​ ​later​ ​in​ ​the​ ​story 
they​ ​keep​ ​backing​ ​up​ ​their 
facts.  
The​ ​author’s​ ​purpose​ ​is​ ​to​ ​inform​ ​the​ ​reader​ ​and 
let​ ​them​ ​know​ ​about​ ​this​ ​robot. 
The​ ​specific​ ​language/​ ​structure​ ​choices​ ​that​ ​the 
author​ ​has​ ​made​ ​to​ ​support​ ​their​ ​purpose​ ​are​ ​they 
have​ ​written​ ​about​ ​what​ ​the​ ​robot​ ​does​ ​and​ ​how​ ​it 
could​ ​help​ ​people​ ​in​ ​their​ ​lives. 
The​ ​author’s​ ​purpose​ ​is​ ​to​ ​entertain​ ​the​ ​readers 
and​ ​make​ ​them​ ​want​ ​to​ ​read​ ​the​ ​book​ ​maybe​ ​to 
Differences 
Differences 
their​ ​children. 
The​ ​specific​ ​language/​ ​structure​ ​choices​ ​that​ ​the 
author​ ​has​ ​made​ ​to​ ​support​ ​their​ ​purpose​ ​are 
making​ ​the​ ​tory​ ​fun​ ​like​ ​having​ ​a​ ​talking​ ​cat​ ​and 
making​ ​it​ ​an​ ​adventure​ ​for​ ​the​ ​reader. 
cat​​ ​story​ ​was​ ​different 
because​ ​it​ ​had​ ​funny 
language​ ​and​ ​it​ ​was 
entertaining​ ​and​ ​the 
author's​ ​purpose​ ​was​ ​not​ ​to 
inform​ ​like​ ​the​ ​other​ ​two 
texts. 
the​ ​cat​​ ​story​ ​it​ ​was 
completely​ ​different 
because​ ​the​ ​authors 
purpose​ ​was​ ​to​ ​entertain 
the​ ​reader​ ​not​ ​to​ ​give​ ​the 
reader​ ​facts​ ​like​ ​the​ ​other 
one. 
Level​ ​5​ ​- 
Author's’ 
Purpose​ ​Map 

 

 
I​ ​can 
describe​ ​the 
author’s 
purpose​ ​in​ ​a 
text 
I​ ​can​ ​identify​ ​several​ ​features​ ​of​ ​the​ ​author’s​ ​purpose 
The​ ​author’s​ ​purpose​ ​is… 
The​ ​point​ ​of​ ​view​ ​is… 
The​ ​intended​ ​audience​ ​is... 
I​ ​can​ ​identify​ ​several​ ​features​ ​of​ ​the​ ​author’s​ ​purpose​;​ ​and 
explain​ ​giving​ ​relevant​ ​examples​ ​and​ ​evidence. 
What​ ​does​ ​it​ ​say​ ​in​ ​the​ ​text​ ​to​ ​show​ ​you​ ​that: 
this​ ​is​ ​the​ ​author’s​ ​purpose 
this​ ​is​ ​the​ ​point​ ​of​ ​view 
this​ ​is​ ​the​ ​intended​ ​audience 
The​ ​author’s 
To​ ​inform​ ​the​ ​reader​ ​what​ ​is​ ​going​ ​on​ ​with​ ​venus​ ​fly 
1.They​ ​used​ ​scientific​ ​sentences​ ​and​ ​words​ ​like 
purpose​ ​is… 
P?​ ​I?​ ​E? 
traps​ ​and​ ​what​ ​they​ ​do. 
when​ ​they​ ​said​ ​​the​ ​fact​ ​that​ ​the​ ​Dionaea 
muscipula,​ ​or​ ​Venus's​ ​flytrap,​ ​feeds​ ​on 
unsuspecting​ ​insects​ ​by​ ​luring​ ​them​ ​into​ ​its 
jaw-like​ ​leaves​ ​with​ ​sweet-smelling​ ​nectar​ ​has 
been​ ​known​ ​for​ ​centuries 
2.​ ​They​ ​are​ ​telling​ ​the​ ​reader​ ​what​ ​is​ ​happening​ ​and​ ​what 
has​ ​happened​ ​with​ ​venus​ ​fly​ ​traps​ ​like​ ​when​ ​they​ ​said 
how​ ​t​his​ ​is​ ​not​ ​the​ ​first​ ​time​ ​the​ ​Venus​ ​flytrap​ ​has 
impressed​ ​scientists.  
3.​ ​They​ ​used​ ​strong​ ​statements​ ​​ ​like​ ​when​ ​they​ ​said​ ​​the 
smart​ ​plant​ ​knows​ ​that​ ​this​ ​could​ ​be​ ​the​ ​result​ ​of​ ​the 
wind​ ​or​ ​a​ ​raindrop.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​only​ ​when​ ​the​ ​unsuspecting 
creature​ ​triggers​ ​the​ ​sensory​ ​hair​ ​a​ ​second​ ​time​ ​that​ ​it 
gets​ ​trapped​ ​inside​ ​the​ ​leaf. 
The​ ​point​ ​of 
view​ ​is… 
Third​ ​person 
1.​ ​In​ ​the​ ​text​ ​they​ ​keep​ ​saying​ ​words​ ​like​ ​their​ ​and 
that​ ​means​ ​its​ ​in​ ​third​ ​person​ ​like​ ​when​ ​they​ ​said 
The​ ​proteins​ ​extracted​ ​from​ ​their​ ​prey 
2.​ ​Also​ ​when​ ​they​ ​said​ ​according​ ​to​ ​the​ ​researchers. 
3.​ ​And​ ​lastly​ ​when​ ​they​ ​kept​ ​saying​ ​“they.” 
The​ ​intended 
audience​ ​is... 
Biology​ ​students​ ​at​ ​high​ ​school​ ​or​ ​university​ ​level. 
1.It​ ​has​ ​strong​ ​sentences​ ​like​ ​when​ ​they​ ​said 
however,​ ​scientists​ ​thought​ ​the​ ​prey​ ​only 
provided​ ​the​ ​plant​ ​with​ ​essential​ ​nutrients​ ​like 
nitrogen​ ​and​ ​phosphorous,​ ​that​ ​are​ ​severely 
lacking​ ​in​ ​their​ ​native​ ​habitats​ ​–​ ​the​ ​subtropical 
wetlands​ ​of​ ​North​ ​and​ ​South​ ​Carolina. 
2.​ ​And​ ​also​ ​when​ ​the​ ​author​ ​put​ ​according​ ​to​ ​the 
researcher,​ ​the​ ​process​ ​begins​ ​when​ ​the​ ​insect​ ​lands 
on​ ​the​ ​trap.​ ​If​ ​it​ ​just​ ​touches​ ​the​ ​sensory​ ​hair​ ​on​ ​the 
leaves​ ​once,​ ​nothing​ ​happens. 
3.​ ​And​ ​lastly​ ​when​ ​he​ ​said​ ​what​ ​they​ ​noticed​ ​was​ ​that​ ​a 
significant​ ​amount​ ​of​ ​the​ ​carbon​ ​dioxide​ ​emitted​ ​during 
respiration​ ​was​ ​derived​ ​from​ ​the​ ​prey​ ​being​ ​digested, 
not​ ​from​ ​photosynthesis​ ​conducted​ ​by​ ​the​ ​plant.​ ​These 
are​ ​just​ ​examples​ ​because​ ​of​ ​the​ ​strong​ ​language​ ​the 
author​ ​is​ ​using. 

 
​ ​I​ ​can​ ​generalise​ ​about​ ​the​ ​author’s​ ​point​ ​of​ ​view 
Overall​ ​this​ ​text​ ​was​ ​informative​ ​and​ ​in​ ​third​ ​person​ ​view​ ​because​ ​the​ ​author​ ​wanted​ ​to​ ​teach​ ​people​ ​something 
about​ ​the​ ​stuff​ ​he​ ​finds​ ​interesting​ ​and​ ​might​ ​want​ ​to​ ​put​ ​the​ ​message​ ​across​ ​that​ ​he​ ​wants​ ​more​ ​researchers​ ​to 
do​ ​another​ ​experiment​ ​on​ ​the​ ​venus​ ​fly​ ​trap.​ ​I​ ​strongly​ ​think​ ​this​ ​text​ ​is​ ​aimed​ ​at​ ​​biology​ ​students​ ​at​ ​high​ ​school 
or​ ​university​ ​level​​ ​because​ ​the​ ​author​ ​has​ ​put​ ​lots​ ​of​ ​scientific​ ​words​ ​that​ ​I​ ​cannot​ ​understand​ ​without​ ​looking 
them​ ​up.