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NONFICTION UNIT Nonfiction: prose writing that presents and explains ideas or tells about real people, places, ideas, or events; must be true
TYPES OF NONFICTION Article Essay Speech Autobiography Biography Informational materials
ARTICLE Provides information about a topic, a person, or an event
ESSAY Examines and discusses a focused topic, often including the writer’s personal viewpoints
SPEECH Written to be read aloud; presents a topic and may persuade, inform, explain, or entertain
AUTOBIOGRAPHY Writer tells his or her own life story
BIOGRAPHY Writer tells the life story of another person (written about famous and “ordinary people”
TYPES OF ESSAYS Narrative essay Descriptive essay Expository essay Persuasive essay Reflective essay Humorous essay
NARRATIVE ESSAY Tells a story of actual individual’s life experiences
DESCRIPTIVE ESSAY Creates an impression about a person, an object, or an experience by presenting details of sight, sound, smell, touch, or taste
EXPOSITORY ESSAY Provides information, discussed ideas, or explains a process
PERSUASIVE ESSAY Attempts to convince readers to take a specific course of action or adopt the writer’s viewpoint
REFLECTIVE ESSAY Expresses the writer’s thoughts and feelings in response to a personal experience or to an idea
HUMOROUS ESSAY Intended to make the reader laugh through ridicule of their subjects or through affection towards their subjects
LITERARY TERMS Style Tone Perspective Bias Purpose
STYLE Particular way in which a writer uses language
TONE Author’s attitude toward both the subject and readers or listeners
PERSPECTIVE The viewpoint or opinion an author expresses about the subject, either directly or indirectly
BIAS Occurs when a writer makes a one- sided presentation
PURPOSE The author’s reason for writing
Elements of Non-Fiction
Nonfiction is a factual account of a person, place, or event
(look at your chart). The form of nonfiction refers to its structure The authors is the structural genre the author uses There are 5 main forms of Nonfiction.
Words to Know. Nonfiction is writing that primarily deals with real people, events, and places. It has a basis in fact, not fiction.
READING NONFICTION Types and Purposes. WHAT IS NONFICTION? The subject of nonfiction is real The author writes about actual persons, places and events.
Nonfiction is the broadest category of literature
Elements of NONFICTION. PURPOSE: reasons for writing POINT OF VIEW: perspective or opinion about a subject TONE: attitude projected by certain words.
Think of the book, Would I Ever Lie to You?, brainstorm times you have lied, bullied, or was a victim of one or the other. You may list these times or.
Introduction to Nonfiction
Nonfiction Learning to understand and appreciate forms of non- fiction.
Non-Fiction Terms. What is Nonfiction? Nonfiction is writing that primarily deals with real people, events, and places. It has a basis in fact, not fiction.
NONFICTION Is prose that deals with real events and people, not with imagined events and imagined people.
Unit 3- Types of Nonfiction What should we learn?
Nonfiction. 1. Nonfiction—prose writing that presents and explains ideas or that tells about real people, places, ideas, or events. (A true story) 2.
Fiction Verses Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction A Unit of Truth.
Nonfiction Unit 5.
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