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Nonfiction Learning to understand and appreciate forms of non- fiction
Nonfiction Nonfiction is a type of writing that deals with real people, places, events, and ideas. Nonfiction is a form of prose. –Prose: any writing that is not poetry
Forms of Nonfiction Autobiography Biography Essays Informative Articles Interviews
Autobiography The story of a person’s life told by that person. Written in 1 st Person Point of View –Using pronouns like I and me Shorter forms include the following: –Journals, diaries, letters, and memoirs
Biography A story written about someone’s life by someone else. Written in 3 rd Person Point of View –Using pronouns like her and she Characters and setting still exist Unlike fiction, the characters and setting are real people and places
Essays Short pieces of writing on a single subject Often found in newspapers and magazines Author’s Purpose: –To inform, to entertain, to persuade, or to express an opinion
Types of Essays Expository Personal Argument/Persuasive
Expository Essays Formal Writing Structured To inform
Personal Essays Personal Style Often narrative Expresses writer’s thoughts and feelings To entertain To express an opinion
Argument/Persuasive Essays Develop an argument Tries to convince readers to believe the author’s point of view Structured form To persuade
Informative Article Provide facts about a subject Newspapers and magazines To inform Other types: –Textbooks, pamphlets, history books, how-to books
Interview A conversation where one person asks another questions for the purpose of obtaining information.
Reading Nonfiction Use the following strategies when you read nonfiction: –Predict –Chronological Order –Summarize main ideas –Separate facts from opinions –Evaluate or form your own opinions
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