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Transcript of NON - FICTION

How are they different? The same?
Define It!
Fill in your Venn Diagram
Fiction Vs. Non Fiction
Compare and Contrast
Key Terms
Non Fiction
Audience - Who the text is aimed at (gender, age, class, ethnic background)

Rhetorical Question - a figure of speech in the form of a question that is asked in order to make a point, rather than to elicit (get) an answer

Bias - prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.

Propaganda - Information aimed at positively or negatively influencing the opinions or behaviors of large numbers of people.

Generalization - A conclusion drawn from specific information that is used to make a broad statement about a topic or person.
Monday, December 4, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
NOT..... Fiction (false)
What is Non-Fiction??
Four Types of Non Fiction
Writing that is about real people, places or events.
1. Narrative

A true-to-life retelling of events that actually happened.
Includes story elements, or plot, just like a fiction story, but nonfiction narratives are true.
Examples: autobiography, memoir, biography, narrative essay.
typically written to entertain
fake, not true
conflict & solution
will have a title
beginning, middle & end
written by an author
lots of topics
table of contents
main idea
real facts
typically written to inform or persuade
will have a title
contains text features
written by an author
lots of topics
2. Informative/Expository

Explains a topic or presents an opinion.
Explains, Informs, Defines, Clarifies, Persuades.
Examples: magazines, newspapers, instructional sheets.
Types (continued from 1A)
3. Persuasive/Argumentative

Encourages the reader to do or believe
Examples: editorials, travel brochures, advertisements, petitions.
4. Descriptive

Creates a mood and appeals to the senses.
Creates a mental image for the reader
Answers the questions:
What does it look like?
What does it taste like?
What does it sound like?
What does it smell like?
How does it feel?
Examples: character sketch, scientific experiements
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