Author's Purpose "José! Born to Dance" is about a famous dancer and choreographer. What do you think the author's purpose was for writing this biography? Does she want to entertain, to inform, or to persuade the reader? You can use text evidence to help you identify the author's purpose and how the author supports it. To answer these questions, think about how the author seems to feel about José Limón. Note the particular points the author makes about José and how he reacts to what happens to him. Notice the reasons and evidence the author uses to support her ideas. 1. Identify the author's purpose and use to add it to the graphic organizer. 2. Use text evidence to help you support the author's purpose. Use to add it to the graphic organizer. 3. Look back at pages 294-295. List details, using , the author uses to describe the dancer and to tell what José thought.
Add your text details and author's purpose to the graphic organizer.