Purposes of Writing (Modes)

DESCRIPTIVE
  • Details

  • You can picture it

  • See it in your mind

  • Hear it, feel it, smell it, taste it

  • Seems almost real

EXPOSITORY/INFORMATIONAL
  • Gives information

  • Tells what, when, where, how

  • Explains

  • Teaches

IMAGINATIVE/EXPRESSIVE
  • Let's pretend

  • It's not real...

  • But it's FUN!!

  • Use your imagination!!

  • What if this happened?

  • Have you ever wondered about?

NARRATIVE
  • Tells a story

  • Tells what happened

  • Plot (solves a problem)

  • Characters

  • Setting: When, where

  • Beginning, details, and end

PERSUASIVE
  • Tells both sides

  • Tells what the writer thinks

  • Tells what the writer believes

  • Gives good information

  • Helps you make up your mind