Every written piece of information is created by an author who has a specific reason for writing. This reason for writing is known as the author's purpose. Effective readers read to understand the author's purpose.
Understanding purpose is closely related to the ability to identify the tone of a passage. Tone is the emotion or mood of the author's written voice. Purpose and tone are established with word choice.
|Purpose is the reason the author writes about a topic.|
Tone is the authors attitude toward the topic.
Commonly Used Tone Words
Review Test 1: Purpose
Review Test 2: Tone
Review Test 3: Purpose and Tone