Author's Viewpoint vs. Author's Purpose

Title: Author’s Viewpoint vs Author’s Purpose

Grade Level: Sixth Grade

Subject: Reading

Duration: 1 hour - 1 hour 15 min

DOK Level: Level 2

SAMR Level: Augmentation

Indiana Standard: 6.RL.3.2 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a work of literature and how the narrator or speaker impacts the mood, tone, and meaning of a text.

Objective: Compare and contrast the differences between author’s purpose and author’s viewpoint


  • Use the link above to take notes over the differences between author’s purpose and author’s viewpoint. Make sure you include as must detail as possible.

Author’s Purpose (Definition):

  • Examples:

Author’s Viewpoint (Definition):

  • Examples


  • To Inform:
  • To Entertain:
  • To Persuade:
  • To Reflect:




** Look for ____, _____, and ______ that the writer uses.

Product or Assessment:

Author’s Purpose Activity:

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