Nonfiction is true. It containsfacts and information.
Nonfiction usually tellsabout people, subjects,or events.
Nonfiction booksusually contain atable of contents,glossary, and index.
Table of ContentsA Table of Contents tells onwhat page numberdifferent topics in thebook can be found.
Example of Table of a ContentsTable of Contents:Whales………………………….5Appearance……………………9What Whales Do…………15Words to Know……………22Read More…………………..23
GlossaryA Glossary contains keywords that are relatedto the topic and theirdefinitions.
Example of a GlossaryGlossaryblowhole- an opening on the top of awhale’s head.breach- to jump out of the water.flipper- a flat limb with bones on a seaanimal.mammal- a warm-blooded animal with abackbone.
IndexAn Index lists all the bigideas and key words inthe book and the pagenumbers where theyare explored.
Example of an Indexair, 7baleen, 17blubber, 13flippers, 9flukes, 11mammals, 5migrate, 19tail, 11
Nonfiction texts alsocontain photographs,captions, labels, andcharts or graphs.
What is a photograph?A photograph is a real pictureof something. It is takenwith a camera.Example of a photograph:
What is a Caption?Words underneath a picture orphotograph that explains whatit is about.Example of a caption:This photograph shows a picture of a sea star.
What is a label?A label tells what something is.Example of a label:
What is a Chart? What is a Graph?Charts and Graphs use pictures to give information.Example of a chart:Example of a graph:
Some types of Nonfiction are:• Textbooks• Biographies• Informational Texts• Newspapers
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ReviewNow it is time for a review!Use your CPS clicker toanswer yes or no to thequestions about fiction andnonfiction.
Review Questions1. Are fiction and nonfiction the same?2. Does fiction have facts?3. Does nonfiction have things likephotographs and labels?4. Is a fairy tale and example of fiction?5. Is a tall tale an example of nonfiction?6. Does a caption tell about a picture?
Review Questions7.Do fiction books usually contain an index?8. Does nonfiction mean a text hasinformation?9. Does a table of contents tell pagenumbers?10.Does fiction mean a book is not true?11. Do nonfiction texts have a glossary?12.Are fiction and nonfiction types ofgenres?