Presentation on theme: "Elements of Nonfiction What is nonfiction? It is writing about real people, places things, and ideas."— Presentation transcript:
Elements of Nonfiction What is nonfiction? It is writing about real people, places things, and ideas.
Purposes on Nonfiction Purposes on Nonfiction To inform To give an opinion To persuade To entertain
Types of Nonfiction Biography/autobiography Personal narrative (one incident) Informative article True-life adventure Essay (may persuade, give an opinion, or simply narrate an event) Newspaper column
Strategies for Reading Nonfiction Set a purpose for reading Preview the reading material Understand the organization of the work Look for main ideas or topic sentences Separate fact from opinion Be aware of writer’s tone
Fact vs. Opinion Facts = statements that can be proven (Example: Ellen Goodman is the author of Primal Screen. Opinions = statements that express a writer’s belief and cannot be proven. (Example: Ellen Goodman is the world’s best columnist.)