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Genre: Fiction and Nonfiction

a lesson detailing the features of fiction vs. nonfiction including examples, organization, purpose & strategies
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Kelly De La Cruz

on 7 September 2012

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Transcript of Genre: Fiction and Nonfiction

Genre definition: prose literature written about imaginary events and/or people Fiction definition:
prose literature based on fact Non-fiction definition: a type or category of literature with shared characteristics...
1 poetry
2 drama
3 prose on a sheet of paper, list the last three things you read. share with your table partners on a white board, share with the class Prose written language written in an ordinary form a type or category of literature that has shared characteristics a type or category of literature that has shared characteristics Examples Open the bag at your small group table. As a group, sort the books and articles into fiction and nonfiction As a small group, take five minutes to fill in the T-chart on fact and fiction books. What do you notice about each? Features? types of sentences? organization? share as a group
2 minutes short stories
novels Features of Fiction setting
problem/conflict
initiating event
characters
solution/resolution
story events
illustrations
created in author's imagination
organized by paragraphs into chapters
dialogue Flip over your T-chart. Take notes in the graphic organizer on the other side. Patterns of Organization Beginning: setting, characters, problem Middle: initiating (starting) event, subsequent (following) events, rising action, climax End: resolution, ending Author's purpose to entertain What do good readers of fiction do? 1. Look at the title, and think about what it might mean.
2. Think about the author...have you read something by him/her before?
3. Make pictures in your mind.
4. Stop and think about sequence
5. Make predictions
6. Find evidence to support your inferences Examples essays, newspaper articles, biographies, textbooks, encyclopedias Non-fiction text features facts-details
photographs of real things
captions
headings/subheadings
glossary
index
table of contents
information about the author Patterns of organization cause & effect
sequence
problem & solution
description
compare & contrast What do good readers of non-fiction do? use text structure (organization) to help them understand as they read
identify text features before they read
understand that they can read nonfiction in many directions
reread portions of the text that are difficult to understand Fill in graphic organizer
T- Title: What is the title? What do I know about this topic?
H- Headings: How can I turn the heading into a question that is likely to be answered by the text?
I- Introduction: What does intro tell me about topic?
E- Every first sentence in a paragraph
V- Visuals and Vocabulary
E- End of chapter questions
S- Summary Author's purpose to entertain
to persuade
to inform
to explain
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