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1 Argumentative Informational/Explanatory Narrative
Types of Nonfiction Argumentative Informational/Explanatory Narrative

2 Nonfiction Genre About REAL: People Places Ideas Experiences
Ex. President Obama or Mr. Stewart Places Ex. London, England or MFMS Gymnasium Ideas Ex. worship or knowledge Experiences Ex. moving to a new town or earning an A+ on a test

3 Common Forms of Nonfiction
Letters and Journals Contain personal thoughts and reflections Biographies The life story of someone written by another person Autobiographies The writer’s account of his/her own life Memoirs The writer’s record of experiences from of his/her own life

4 Common Forms of Nonfiction
Media Accounts Works written for newspapers, magazines, television, or radio Essays Medium in length Discussion of a topic Can tell a lot about the author Express author’s personal feelings

5 Common Forms of Nonfiction
Articles Small in length Focus on the facts of a subject Express an author’s bias their strong opinions on a topic

6 Audiences and Purposes
Essays Found in Magazines Attract readers looking for information and inspiration

7 Audiences and Purposes cont.
Articles Found in newspapers and encyclopedias Attract readers looking for facts

8 Types of Writing Argumentative Writing
Attempts to convince the reader to think about or act on something or accept a writer’s opinion using evidence for support Informational/Explanatory Writing Presents facts, discusses ideas, or explains a process

9 Types of Writing cont. Narrative Writing Conveys a real experience

10 Elements of Nonfiction Writing
Organization Presents information clearly and logically It makes sense! Compare/Contrast Cause/Effect Problem/Solution Chronological Order Author’s Purpose Information is related to the author’s reason for writing

11 Purposes of Nonfiction
To EXPLAIN Tells you how to do something Describes someone/something To ENTERTAIN Provides an escape Something to do for fun during free time

12 Purposes of Nonfiction
To INFORM Gives you information To PERSUADE/ARGUE Attempts to change your view/opinion about something

13 Author’s Viewpoint What the author thinks and feels about his/her subject. Identifying an author’s viewpoint is important because the reader can: Understand why the author is interested in the subject Understand what the author thinks about the topic Understand what the author may want the reader to think

14 Author’s Viewpoint Readers can often establish what the author’s viewpoint is by: Thinking about the facts and opinions given in the text Thinking about the language used by the author Determining the author’s purpose for writing

15 Author’s Viewpoint Ask yourself these questions as the reader:
What opinions or belief statements are evident in the article? What evidence did the author include to support his/her opinions? What words/phrases did the author use to present the information? Why did the author write this selection?

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