Types of Nonfiction

Second Six Weeks--7th Grade Reading

Audiences and Purposes

Forms of Nonfiction

Nonfiction is about real ________________, __________________, _______________,


and _____________________.


The two _________________________of nonfiction are literary nonfiction and


informational texts.

Literary Nonfiction

Diaries, Journals and Letters contain _________________________ 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

Essays tend to attract readers looking for ______________________ as well as for


__________________. 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?

An essay is a _____________-sized prose discussion of __________________ that


sometimes tells you as much about the ______________as it does about the


_____________.


An article is a ______________ prose composition that focuses on the ______________ of


the subject.

Informational Texts

Media accounts: written for ______________________, _______________________,


__________ 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

Chronological: presents details in _____________________, from __________________ or


sometimes _________________________.


Comparison/ Contrast: shows the ways which 2 or more _________________ are similar


and ____________________.


Cause and Effect: shows the _________________________ among _____________________.


Problem and Solution: identifies a _________________ and then proposes a


______________.

Elements of Nonfiction: Author's Purpose

The info presented in nonfiction is related to the _________________ reason for


_________________. Writers often produce nonfiction to __________________, to


________________, or to _____________________