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  1. 1. Nonfiction Or, reading about stuff in the real world by Mrs. W. Warren
  2. 2. Nonfiction is writing that presents and explains ideas or tells about real people, places, objects, or events. It is another genre of literature. What is nonfiction? <ul><li>essays and histories </li></ul><ul><li>letters and diaries </li></ul><ul><li>informative articles </li></ul><ul><li>(like encyclopedia articles) </li></ul><ul><li>scientific reports </li></ul><ul><li>biographies and autobiographies </li></ul><ul><li>expository writing </li></ul>Types of nonfiction writing include
  3. 3. <ul><li>Types of Essays </li></ul><ul><li>.narrative essay: an essay that tells a TRUE story. </li></ul><ul><li>descriptive essay: makes an impression or creates an image about a person, place, or object; appeals to one or more of the five senses. </li></ul><ul><li>expository essay: gives information, discusses ideas, or explains how to do something. </li></ul><ul><li>persuasive essay: tries to convince readers to do something or accept the writer’s ideas or opinions. </li></ul><ul><li>Other Types of </li></ul><ul><li>Nonfiction Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Biography: A writer tells the life story of another person is what type of nonfiction. </li></ul><ul><li>Autobiography: A writer tells his/her own life story is called an autobiography. </li></ul><ul><li>Oration: a formal speech delivered in an impassioned manner. </li></ul><ul><li>History: the important events of a nation or person recorded. </li></ul><ul><li>Journal : a personal record of past events in someone’s life. </li></ul><ul><li>Article: an essay that appears in a newspaper or magazine. </li></ul><ul><li>Anecdote: a brief story (paragraph long) that is told to make a point and is often entertaining or humorous </li></ul><ul><li>True-life adventure: is a story of heroic deeds or exciting adventures that are real. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ways to Read Nonfiction 1. Preview the text: Look for clues in the title. 2. Scan the passage for topic sentences to make a rough outline for yourself of its main points. 3. Identify the writer’s purpose: What kind of nonfiction is it: is it trying to inform, persuade, describe, or entertain? 4. Evaluate the text: Is this unbiased (objective) or influenced by the writer’s opinions (subjective)? Can you find examples in the piece to support the author’s points? Is the writer knowledgeable about his/her topic? 5. Interpret the text: What is the message and how does the writer feel about the topic? 6. Extend the text: How does the information relate to your life and experiences? Do you both have something in common or have you felt the same way before? How can you use this information in life?

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