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What is nonfiction literature? Nonfiction literature is not fiction. Nonfiction literature is true. It is about real people, places, things, and events.
Nonfiction texts are organized around specific topics and main ideas. Nonfiction texts give you information that is true. Nonfiction texts may try to teach you something. Nonfiction texts have features to help readers understand the text better.
Informational Book Textbook Magazine Article Newspaper Article Autobiography or Biography Encyclopedia Essay
FICTION LITERATURE BOTH NONFICTION LITERATURE Contains a story with a beginning, middle, and end Characters Events Conflict and Resolution Themes Read from front to back They are made up of text Sometimes have a Table of Contents Illustrations They help you learn Informational/factual Index Glossary Photographs Read in any order
Authors include text features to help the reader better understand what he or she has read. Text features provide information that may not be written in the text itself. Text features can be found in textbooks, magazine articles, newspapers, reports, web pages, and other forms of nonfiction text.
Usually found at the top of the page or paragraph Usually printed in a larger or colored font Describes the topic or paragraph in a short phrase, sentence, or question
A title or heading that appears below the main title or heading of the page or paragraph
Found in the front of the book, the Table of Contents lists all of the parts of the book in the order in which they appear Includes chapter titles and subtitles
Authors use different ways to make words stand out in the text.
Boxed information Usually has a border or colored background Often provides text or illustrations that relate to the information in the main text
Pictures to enhance or explain what is in the text
A visual image of a geographic feature often accompanied by a key or distance scale.
Used to show written or additional information in a different and simple way Provides visual appeal
A graphical representation of a sequence of chronological events Often seen in history, science, or biography texts Meant to give background information to the reader
Single words, short phrases, sentences, or paragraphs that accompany illustrations, photographs, or diagrams.
Usually provides interesting or fascinating facts that will grab the reader’s attention
An alphabetical list of words and their definitions, typically found in the back of a text Typically includes items that are being introduced for the first time or are not common knowledge
A detailed list, typically arranged alphabetically, of the contents of a text Used to make finding information easier Often includes the page number where the information can be found in the text