1. Read A Spiderling Grows up. 2. Ask yourself: Why did the author write this? Did they write this book to persuade the reader, to change your mind about something? Did they write this book to inform the reader, to give you information? Or did they write this book to entertain the reader, to tell a story you will enjoy? 3. Why did the author write this? Give 3 details that support your answer. ( The author wrote this book to _____________.) 4. What do you think the author wants the reader to know? 5. your response the best that you can using this sentence: 6. :mc: yourself reading your response. 7.