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  • 1. Introducing NONFICTION Writing that presents information about The Real World
  • 2. NONFICTION: Two Types
    • NARRATIVE nonfiction —
      • Tells a story just like works of fiction do, except that the stories are Real-World-True
    • INFORMATIVE nonfiction —
      • Explains a topic or expresses an opinion
  • 3. Types: NARRATIVE nonfiction
    • AUTOBIOGRAPHY—
      • A writer tells his/her life story from the first-person point of view (I, me)
    • MEMOIR—
      • A writer tells a story from a specific periodof his/her own life, also from first-person POV
    • BIOGRAPHY—
      • A writer tell’s someone else’s story from the third-person point of view (he, she)
    • NARRATIVE ESSAY—
      • A writer relates a true story in a short composition (from either first-person or third-person POV)
  • 4. Characteristics: NARRATIVE nonfiction
    • Since it tells a story, it shares characteristics of fiction —
      • Setting, Characters, Theme, Plot, Conflict
    • In terms of time , story events may be told
      • Chronologically (events as they happened),
      • or the author may use flashbacks (going back in time to present incidents that occurred before the beginning of the story).
  • 5. Types: Informative nonfiction
    • EXPOSITORY ESSAYS —
      • Explain things…
        • Articles that explain the steps in a process , report the news or analyze a work of literature are examples
    • PERSUASIVE ESSAYS —
      • Promote an opinion or a position…
        • Advice columns , movie reviews and editorials are examples
  • 6. Structure: Informative nonfiction
    • LEAD —
      • Captures the readers’ attention, and
      • Includes a thesis ,
        • A statement of the essay’s main idea .
    • BODY —
      • Develops the main idea with supporting details …
        • Facts, reasons, quotations, statistics, examples, observations, personal experiences, etc.
    • CONCLUSION —
      • Restates the main idea and/or
        • Summarizes the main points
        • Leaves the reader with something to think about
        • (Persuasive essays often end with a call to action.)