Types of Nonfiction
Second Six Weeks--7th Grade Reading
Audiences and Purposes
Forms of Nonfiction
The two _________________________of nonfiction are literary nonfiction and
Biographies and autobiographies are ______________________________. A biography
is written by _____________________. An autobiography is a writer's account of
Essays and Articles: They may be EITHER Literary Nonfiction or Informationa Text
__________________. I might find an essay in some ____________________________, and in
____________________________________. Articles attract readers looking for
________________. I would find articles in ___________________,
________________________________, and ________________________________.
Essays and articles may contain:
Reflection: the writer's ____________________ about an event's _______________________.
Humor: observations that are meant to _________________ and evoke ________________.
It can also be used to present _____________________________________.
Narration: stories about ____________________________________.
Description: use of _____________________, ____________________, and
______________________________ that appeals to the five _____________________.
Essay or Article?
sometimes tells you as much about the ______________as it does about the
An article is a ______________ prose composition that focuses on the ______________ of
__________ or ______________.
Expository Essay: presents _____________, discusses __________________, or explains a
Persuasive Essay: meant to _____________________ the reader to adopt a particular
______________________ or take a particular ________________________.
Procedural Essay: gives _________________________ on how to complete a ____________,
solve a __________________, or perform a ______________________.
Analytical Writing: breaks a large ____________ into parts to help the __________________
see how they work _______________________ as a __________________.
Elements of Nonfiction: Organization
Comparison/ Contrast: shows the ways which 2 or more _________________ are similar
Cause and Effect: shows the _________________________ among _____________________.
Problem and Solution: identifies a _________________ and then proposes a
Elements of Nonfiction: Author's Purpose
_________________. Writers often produce nonfiction to __________________, to
________________, or to _____________________