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Non-Fiction vs. Fiction

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Anna Freeman

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Transcript of Non-Fiction vs. Fiction

Non-fiction vs. Fiction

Non-fiction and Fiction Graffiti
What is the difference between fiction and non-fiction?
Fiction: An entertaining, make-believe story that is made up by the author and not real.

Non-fiction: True information that gives you facts to explain something. Are about real things, people, events, and places.
Fiction vs. Non-fiction Practice
Clues for Fiction and Non-fiction:
An entertaining, make-believe story that is not real and made up by the author.
Clue #1: Setting
the story takes place.
Clue #2:Characters
The people, animals, or other creatures in the story.
Main characters
Clue #3: Conflict & Resolution

faced by the characters in the story.
Conflict happens when characters are against each other
to the problem/conflict.
How to problem is fixed.
When you learn about what happens to the characters after the problem is resolved.
Clue #5: Story Events
What happened in the story
Beginning, middle, and end
the way events are ordered to create a story
all of the action that takes place during the story
True information that gives you facts to explain something. Are about real things, people, events, and places,
Clue #1: Facts & Details
True statements
On one side of the notecard write a definition in your own words for fiction, and on the other side, write a definition in your own words for non-fiction.
Visual matter used to clarify or decorate a text.
Drawings, sketches, photographs, paintings, etc.
Clue #4: Illustrations

F = Fiction

McD = first 3 initials of the author's last name
A call number is a group of numbers and/or letters put together to tell you where in the library to find your book.
The call number is located at the bottom of the book on the spine.
It helps you to find your books quicker.
What is a Call Number?

F = Fiction

M = first initial of the
author's last name

Fiction Call Numbers
How can you find a book in the library?
You can find books in the library by
call numbers
Fiction books
are put on the shelf in alphabetical order by the author's last name.
books are shelved by their subject's category.
Dewey Decimal Number
Author's last name
Non-fiction Call Numbers
Non-Fiction or Fiction Story?
How did you know?
What clues did you use?
Exit Slips
Non-fiction and Fiction Practice
Clue #2: Photographs of Real Things, Graphs, Diagrams, & Charts
Provides an illustration or photo with a title or explanation
Clue #3: Captions
- tells you what your reading
- more specific about the heading
Clue #4: Headings & Subheadings
Clue #5: Index, Glossary, & Table of Contents
A mini-dictionary in the back of the book that contain the defenitions of the
bolded words
in the book.
Tells you where to find a specific topic
Table of Contents:
List of chapters or sections and the page number they start on
Non-fiction and Fiction Sorting Activity
What do you want to know about non-fiction and fiction?
What did you learn?
What clues did you use?
What do you know about fiction and non-fiction?
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