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A review of the nonfiction notes introduced at the beginning of the unit.

A review of the nonfiction notes introduced at the beginning of the unit.

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  • 1. Nonfiction 7 th Grade
  • 2. What is Nonfiction?
    • Nonfiction is a type of writing that deals with real people, places, and events. A newspaper article, a set of instructions, and an encyclopedia article are also forms of nonfiction . It contains factual information, but the writer can arrange the information in any way he/she chooses.
  • 3. Types of Nonfiction
    • We are going to learn about. 5 types of Nonfiction.
          • Autobiography
          • Biography
          • Essay
          • Informative Article
          • Interview
  • 4.
    • The story of a person’s life told by that person. It is written in the first person.
    Autobiography
  • 5. Continued…
    • The word autobiography can be broken up into three parts.
    • auto = self
    • bio = life
    • graph = writing
  • 6. Continued…
    • An autobiography can read just like a story. It is usually a long work that covers a long part of the writer’s life.
    • You’ll also notice that the narrator of this story keeps using the pronouns “I” or “me”. That’s because autobiographies are written in the first person
  • 7. Examples of Autobiographies are…
    • Journals-
    • Diaries-
    • Letters-
    • Memoirs-
  • 8.
    • A biography is the story of a person’s life told by someone else. It is written in the third person. The biography of Eleanor Roosevelt is a great example!
    Biography
  • 9. Continued…
    • ~ The biographer gets information by conducting interviews and reading letters and diaries.
    • ~ biographies contain some elements of fiction, such as characters and setting .
    • ~ The sole purpose of a biography is to present an accurate account of the subject’s life.
  • 10.
    • An essay is a short piece of writing on a single-subject. Essays are often found in newspapers and magazines. The purpose of an essay is to share opinions, try to entertain or persuade , or describe a topic.
    • There are three types of essays:
            • Expository
            • Persuasive
            • Personal
    Essay
  • 11. Expository Writing
    • Expository writing
    • presents or explains
    • information.
  • 12. Persuasive Writing
    • Persuasive writing develops an argument.
    • The writer tries to convince the reader to adopt a point of view or perspective.
  • 13. Personal Essay
    • Personal Essays expresses writer’s thoughts and feelings.
  • 14.
    • Informative articles provides facts about a subject. Some examples are:
    • Newspapers
    • Magazines Articles
    • Textbooks
    • Pamphlets
    • History Books
    • Gardening Books.
    Informative Article
  • 15.
    • A conversation in which one person ask another person questions for the purpose of gathering information
    • Helps interviewer keep an accurate account of a person’s life or a time in history .
    Interview
  • 16. Continued…
    • The interviewer takes notes, tape records, or films the conversation in order to keep an accurate record.

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