The author’s purpose for writing “Changing Views of the Earth” is to inform the reader. How do you know that the author’s purpose is to inform?
The author uses words that make the text easy to read.
The author includes information, factual evidence, and text features such as subheadings and diagrams.
The author includes characters, dialogue, and descriptive language in order to tell a story.
The author tries to convince the reader to agree with his or her point of view.
Since the goal is to inform the reader, the author uses factual evidence, subheadings, and diagrams to enlighten or educate the reader about the topic they are writing about. This helps the reader understand the topic and creates space for them to create their opinion about the topic.