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Non-Fiction

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Ashley Mansell

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Transcript of Non-Fiction

Mrs. Greer
Characteristics
of Non-Fiction

Writing that deals with
real people
and
real events.
Setting, characters, and
events MUST conform
to what is
true.
What is
Non-Fiction?

Examples
of
Non-Fiction
Text

The story cannot be manipulated
by the writer's imagination.
Autobiography
A chronological, narrative account of an
author's life related to historical events.
Biography
A story of another person's life.
auto = self
graphia = writing
bio = life
graphia = writing
Essay
A brief examination of a subject, usually expressing a personal or limited view of the topic.
Speeches
Speeches are intended to inspire some action.
Diaries
and
Journals
A day by day record of a
person's activities or thought.
Diaries are meant for
the writer alone.
Newspapers
and Magazines
Internet
Purposes
of
Non-Fiction
To
Inform
To Entertain
To Explain
To Persuade
Key Features
of
NonFiction
Types of Print:
Different ways to make words stand out in a text.
EXAMPLES
Bold
CAPITALS
C
O
L
O
R
S
Italics
Underlined
HIGHLIGHTED
Maps:
A visual image or geographical feature often accompanied by a key or distance scale.
Headings:
A short phrase, sentence, or question that highlights a key point.
Table of
Contents:
A list of the book's sections found in the front to let the reader know what is contained in the book.
Insets & Sidebars:
Additional information found in boxes or on the side of the page.
Bullets, Asterisks, and Stars
A list of important information or facts that can be found in the text.
Timelines:
Information that expands upon the text and is placed in chronological order.
Charts
and Graphs:
An organized gathering of information in a clear, visual presentation.
Glossary
A list of words and their definitions located at the end of the text.
Captions &
Labels
Single words, phrases, sentences, or paragraphs
Diagrams
& Cutaways
An Illustration of an object or an inside look at what is being discussed that is usually labeled.
Index
An alphabetical list of important subjects in the text that is located in the back of book.
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