Aims• To introduce you to a range of non-fiction texts• To allow you to identify non-fiction texts from the language they use• To explore one type of non-fiction text in more detail, focussing on audience, purpose and language
Part of becoming a good reader islearning how to read a wider andwider range of material.As well as fiction (novels, poetryand drama), you will also need tobe confident in reading andtalking about non-fiction texts.But what exactly are non-fictiontexts?
Non-fiction texts are texts thatdeal with material that is notfiction!In other words, texts that areabout real things, not thingsthat are made up.Non-fiction texts are all aroundus and we probably encounterand read more non-fiction thanfiction texts in the average day!
Secret Mission Training Run:You will be given a spy partnerto work with for this trainingmission.Your mission is…..To identify as many of thetypes (genres) of non-fiction texts on the tasksheet as possible!
Top Secret UndercoverInvestigationNow you’ve proved howgood a spy you are, you willbe assigned to a spy teamand will be given ONE fullnon-fiction text toinvestigate.You will expected back atmission HQ very shortly togive me a full debrief.
Now, to see if today’s mission is complete,let’s see if we have met our objectives:•Do you know what the term non-fictionmeans?•Can you name four different types of non-fiction text?•Can you tell me five things about oneparticular type of non-fiction text?
Fantastic work – you definitely deserve acommendation and some more excitingmissions in the future!