Fiction Versus Nonfiction

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Let's compare and contrast fiction and nonfiction books in a manner that children will understand.

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Fiction Versus Nonfiction

  1. 1. Fiction & Nonfiction
  2. 2. Fiction <ul><li>Make believe </li></ul><ul><li>Imagination </li></ul><ul><li>Can sound true </li></ul><ul><li>Story can have facts </li></ul><ul><li>Story isn’t true </li></ul>
  3. 3. Nonfiction <ul><li>Real </li></ul><ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>Informative </li></ul><ul><li>Based on facts </li></ul><ul><li>Things that happened </li></ul>
  4. 4. Fiction or Nonfiction? <ul><li>Which bear is fiction? </li></ul><ul><li>Which bear is nonfiction? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Fiction Writers… <ul><li>Tell story through characters </li></ul><ul><li>Use past tense </li></ul><ul><li>Story seems to happen now </li></ul>
  6. 6. Nonfiction Writers… <ul><li>Speak for self </li></ul><ul><li>Inform </li></ul><ul><li>Give facts, ideas, or opinions </li></ul><ul><li>May or may not be accurate or truthful </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fiction Books… <ul><li>Pictures not realistic </li></ul><ul><li>Often based on opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Animals talk </li></ul><ul><li>Magic </li></ul>
  8. 8. Nonfiction Books… <ul><li>Realistic pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Animals do not talk </li></ul><ul><li>Can explain everything </li></ul>
  9. 9. What Do You Think? <ul><li>Examples? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you read? </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authors? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illustrators? </li></ul></ul>

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