Nonfiction – factual prose writing about real people, places, and events.

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  • Nonfiction factual prose writing about real people, places, and events

  • Types of NonfictionI. Narrative NonfictionII. Informative Nonfiction

  • Narrative Nonfictiontells a story and commonly has characteristics of fiction, such as setting, characters, theme, and plot

  • Types of Narrative NonfictionBiographyAutobiographyMemoirNarrative Essay

  • BiographyBiography the account of a persons life written by someone other than the subject

  • AutobiographyAutobiography the story of a persons life written by that person

  • MemoirMemoir an account of an event or period in ones life emphasizing the narrators own experience of it

  • Narrative Essay

    Narrative Essay factual writing that tells a story

  • II. Informative Nonfictionexplains a topic or promotes an opinion

  • Types of Informative NonfictionEssayFormal EssayInformal EssayPersonal EssaySpeeches

  • Informative EssayInformative Essay a short piece of nonfiction writing; the purpose of the essay is to communicate an idea or opinion.

  • Types of Informative EssaysFormal EssayInformal EssayPersonal Essay

  • Formal EssayFormal essay serious and impersonal

  • Informal EssayInformal essay entertains while it informs, usually in light, conversational style

  • Personal EssayPersonal essay an informal essay that makes personal references

  • Speech

    short oral essay

  • Fiction or NonFictionIf NonFiction Which Type of NonFictionWhy did you put it in that category?What criteria did it meet?

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