Biography• An account of someones life written by someone else.
Autobiography• An account of a persons life written by that person.
Memoir• An autobiography or a written account of ones memory of certain events or people
Newspaper• A printed publication consisting of folded unstapled sheets and containing news, feature articles, advertisements, and correspondence.
Magazine• periodical publication containing articles and illustrations, typically covering a particular subject.
Essay• An essay is a short nonfiction work about a particular subject. – Descriptive – Expository – Narrative – Persuasive
The Purpose of non-fiction is to inform the reader.
Text Features• How can I tell the difference?Photographs and IllustrationsTable of ContentsIndexGlossaryHeadingsText (Bold, Color, and Italics)
Elements of Non-fiction Perspective: The way a writer looks at a subject is called perspective . It is also referred to as:• View point• Point of view• Stance
Elements of Non-fictionPerspective• In writing, perspective describes the attitude an author takes toward the subject and readers.• How would you describe this ―Playing Soccer writer’s perspective on soccer? is a waste of time.‖
Elements of Non-fiction Subjective and objective writingSubjective writing can Objective writing be very personal sticks to the facts.
Elements of Non-fiction• Objective Writing: Children view about 40,000 ads a year, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.• Subjective Writing: Some commercials make me laugh; others are just annoying.
Elements of Non-fictionQuick CheckMy family likes my cooking—I mean,at least they do now! It took them some time to recover Is the writersfrom my first batch of chili. I hadpromised to make dinner on the perspectiveday we got a new video game, objective, or isand I forgot all about cooking. it subjective?Racing to make dinner, I measured How do youthe chili powder by the tablespooninstead of the teaspoon. My brother know?took one bite and named it ―Lane’sFamous Fire-Breathing Chili.‖
Now lets practice!• Write an objective paragraph and a subjective paragraph.Remember:Subjective writing can be very personalObjective writing sticks to the facts.