2 What is Nonfiction? Writing about real people, places, and events BiographyAutobiographyEssayInformative ArticleInterview
3 Autobiography The story of a person’s life Told by that person First-person point of viewNormally book length to cover whole lifeShorter versions:Journals, diaries, letters, and memoirs
4 Biography The story of a person’s life Told by someone else Contains same elements as fictionPlot, character, and setting
5 Main Idea and Supporting Details Most nonfiction focuses on a main idea.Main idea is the most important point or message that the writer wants to communicate.Supporting Details give more information about the main idea.
6 resiliencyNounThe ability to recover quickly from illness; change or misfortune
7 incomprehensibleAdjNot understandable (hard to understand)
8 transitoryAdjLasting only a short time; temporary