Unit 2 - Nonfiction
Terms in this set (19)
When authors argue one or more points in an attempt to change the reader's opinion or convince the reader to do something, their purpose for writing is to ____________.
When authors tell stories, which have a plot, conflict, characters, etc., their purpose for writing is to ____________.
When authors tell readers about something that is happening in the world or explain some idea or process, their purpose for writing is to ____________.
Problem and Solution
This organizational pattern describes a problem and presents one or more solutions to that problem.
Concept and Definition
This organizational pattern presents a new or little known idea or term and defines it.
Compare and Contrast
This organizational pattern describes how two or more things are alike and/or different.
Sequential or Chronological
This organizational pattern presents a series of events that take place in order or lists steps in a process.
Cause and Effect
This organizational pattern attempts to explain why something happens, or how one events leads to another.
A line of text that tells what the passage below it is about
A short passage, usually boxed and placed alongside the main passage, which contains additional or explanatory material
A mark on the text (number, star, asterisk, etc.) that indicates the presence of a footnote
A note at the bottom of the page that gives additional information about the text
Words on or near a photograph that describe the photograph or explain its purpose
An alphabetical list of terms used in the text (usually found at the back of the book)
An alphabetical list of stories, essays, articles etc. from the text along with their page numbers (usually found at the back of the book)
Data represented in rows and columns
Writing meant to inform (text books, articles, news reports, biographies, etc.)
Writing meant to entertain (novels, short stories, plays, movies, TV shows, etc.)
Writing meant to persuade (speeches, essays, magazine ads, TV commercials, etc.)