Presentation on theme: "READING NONFICTION Types and Purposes. WHAT IS NONFICTION? The subject of nonfiction is real The author writes about actual persons, places and events."— Presentation transcript:
WHAT IS NONFICTION? The subject of nonfiction is real The author writes about actual persons, places and events. The writer may just report facts The writer may also include personal opinions Often there is a mixture of both Readers must read critically
CRITICAL READING Look at writer’s background Look at writer’s purpose Look at writer’s attitude Look at writer’s audience
TYPES OF ESSAYS Formal Essay A writing style on a serious topic in a serious manner, usually tightly prepared and organized. Informal Essay A writing style on any topic in a light, humorous, amusing manner; often loosely organized, rambling and casual in approach.
OTHER TYPES OF ESSAYS Comparison and Contrast Essays Persuasive Essays Cause and Effect Essays
DIARIES AND JOURNALS Diaries: a private form of writing with no further intended audience Journals: varying styles and topics. Give a glimpse of the writer’s value of his or her world
LETTERS Private Letters Public Letter Letters can Reveal character Express opinions Ask for information Give information Audience and Purpose influence tone.
PERSONAL REFLECTIONS Personal Reflections must be memorable and significant and : Give character insight Lead to an unexpected conclusion Show how a lesson was learned Awaken feeling of pity, compassion, joy and nostalgia
AUTOBIOGRAPHY Written by the subject for publication Author has some purpose for writing To teach To arouse awareness To warn Simply to entertain
MEMOIRS A TYPE OF AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITING, DEALING WITH THE RECOLLECTIONS OF IMPORTANT PEOPLE OR PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN A PART OF OR HAVE WITNESSED SIGNIFICANT EVENTS. CONSIDERED BOTH AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL
BIOGRAPHY The accurate presentation of a life story from birth to death of an individual. Historical biographies include strands of an individual’s life interwoven with historical persons, places and events.
OTHER TYPES OF NONFICTION Speeches Historical Writing Science Writing Technical writing Writing online Miscellaneous writing