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Literary Nonfiction

5th Grade Vocabulary- Literary Nonfiction
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Katie Gonzalez

on 19 August 2014

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Transcript of Literary Nonfiction

Literary Nonfiction
Biography
Biography
the story of a REAL person's life told by another person. The author may tell readers facts about the person's life but may also share opinions and provide historical details.
Autobiography
Autobiography
The story of a person's life written in their OWN words. Authors tell facts about themselves while describing major events in their lives. They may also share their PERSONAL thoughts and opinions.
flashback
flashback
A type of narration where present action is temporarily paused so the reader can know past events.

Usually in the form of a dream, memory, or narration.
facts
facts
A fact is a piece of information that can be proven true. This includes historical events or events from a persons life.
Events
Events
Something that has happened or occurred in history. Biographies and autobiographies sometimes give facts about events that have happened in history.
text features
table of contents
helps us find topics in a text
glossary
alphabetical list of words from the text and what they mean.
index
alphabetical list that helps us find key topics in a text.
photographs
pictures taken with a camera that help us understand what something in the text looks like
labels
words that help us understand the parts of a diagram or picture.
hyperlinks
links to websites with more information about a topic
types of print
bold
italic
underlined
CAPITAL
highlighted
caption
words that help us understand pictures, illustrations, or diagrams in the text
map
A visual image of where something from the text takes place.
Logical Order
logical order
a sensible way to order events or steps; putting events in an order that makes sense
sequential order
sequential order
a way to put steps in order from what happens first, second, third, etc.
Compare and Contrast
Compare & Contrast
How are things the
How are things
used to
explain
ideas and
evaluate
choices
SAME?
DIFFERENT?
How are things
DIFFERENT?
Look for signal words:
like, but, also, however, too, as well as, unless, similar, yet, both, instead
timeline
timeline
timelines are sequences of related events in chronological (time) order. They are important in understanding history.
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