Elements of Nonfiction
Terms in this set (23)
The reason the author has for writing. (Inform, persuade, explain, & entertain)
The author is trying to convince readers to do, buy, or believe something.
The author wants to amuse you or for you to enjoy the writing.
The author wants to tell you how to do something or how something works.
The author wants to give you information.
elements that help the reader recognize the purpose, organization, and key ideas in information text; title, subtitles, sidebar, captions
the general subject that the passage is about, usually one or two words
a sentence in a passage that states the main idea of the passage
a statement that tells what a passage is mostly about
more narrow examples and details that support the main idea in a passage
the organizational pattern an author uses to present the main idea and supporting details
organizational pattern of text that provides several details of something to give the reader a mental picture
compare and contrast
organizational pattern of text that details similarities and differences
organizational pattern of text that arranges ideas or events according to time order
problem and solution
organizational pattern of text that introduces a situation or conflict and explains how to correct the situation or to resolve the conflict
cause and effect
organizational pattern of text that explains the basis for an event and its outcome
the authors' point of view, attitude, position, or outlook on a topic
a selection written to provide information
a type of narrative based on actual people, places, and things
an account of a person's life as told by that person
an account of a person's life written by another person
a statement of facts or events
a division or group of items or ideas with shared characteristics
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