What is nonfiction, P1


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NONFICTION, presentation 1

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What is nonfiction, P1

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