2 What is Fiction?Fiction works include made-up characters, and a made-up series of events, called the plot.Fictional writing is told (narrated) by a speaker called the narrator.Fiction is told from a certain perspective, or point of view.First-person point of view is the perspective of a character in the story.Third-person point of view is the perspective of a narrator outside the story.Works of fiction often include a theme, or message, about life.
3 Types of Fiction Novels- long works of fiction. Elements included- characters, plot, conflict, and setting.In addition to the main plot a novel may contain one or more subplots, or independent related stories.Novellas- shorter than novels but longer than short storiesShort Stories- brief works of fiction.Same elements as novels and novellas but tend to focus on one main plot with a single conflict.
4 Elements of Nonfiction Nonfiction deals only with real people, events, or ideas.Narrated from the point of view, or perspective, of the author, who is a real person.Nonfiction presents facts or discusses conceptsIt may reflect the historical context of the time period, including references to major social and cultural information.
5 Types of NonfictionBiographies- tell the story of someone’s life from the perspective of another writerAutobiographies- tell the story of the author’s life and reflect the writer’s thoughts and feelings about events.Letters- are written forms of communication from one person to another.Journals & Diaries- records of daily events and writer’s thoughts & feelings about them. Can be private or public.Essays & articles- brief written works about a specific topic. Purpose might be to explain, persuade, or inform.Informational Texts- written documents such as textbooks, applications, instructions, and articles.