You may use your classroom notes, book, or online resources to answer the following questions.
Characteristics of Fiction:
1. Fiction features characters, invented people who experience a series of events, (called PLOT), face problems (CONFLICT) that set the story in motion.
2. Setting: time and place that may be imaginary or real.
3.Fiction is told from the point-of-view of a character who may or may not be part of the story.
4. Includes a theme, message or insight about life.
**Many fictional plots focus n one or three conflicts: character vs. another person/character, character vs. nature,, character vs. himself (usually over a decision or moral dilemma.)
Characteristics of Nonfiction
1. Nonfiction is narrated by the author or a real person
2. presents facts, describes true-life experiences, or discusses ideas.
3. written for a specific audience. Addresses a clear purpose or reason for writing. (audience influences the type of information the writer includes.)
4. tone: the author's attitude toward the subject or reader is display through word choice and style.
** a work of nonfiction may include one or more types of nonfiction; for example a reflective nonfiction may include descriptive passages.
1. What are the 3 types of fiction? Define each and give examples.
2. What are the 4 types of nonfiction? Define each and give examples.
3. what is the difference between a short story and a novel?
4. what type of nonfiction is an essay on the invention of the telephone?
5. What type of nonfiction is a book about the life of famous chef Julia Child?
6. What is the purpose of writing nonfiction? (1-4)
7. Elements of fiction: what is point-of-view? What is the difference between 1st person and 3rd person point of view?