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Non Fiction Terms

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scanning
to analyze, read, or recite, glance from point to point of often hastily, casually, or in search of a particular item
skimming
look over a whole page
Reading intensively
thuroughly looking through a story or an essay
speculation
a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
essay
an analytic or interpretive literary composition
main idea
the central thought or message
autoboigraphy
story of a person's life written by that person
biography
A written account of one's life, actions, and character.
scientific method
a method of investigation involving observation and theory to test scientific hypotheses
reporter's questions
who, what, when, where, why
persuasive essay
presents arguements and tries to convince readers to adopt a certain point of view
descriptive essay
author describes events and feelings by including images and details showing how things look, sound, smell, taste, or feel (5 senses)
fact
a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
opinion
a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
subjective detail
A detail that has to do with personal experience rather than some objective reality
objective detail
a detail that has an existing independance of any particular person's attitude, ideas, or beliefs
narrative essay
tells about real life events using elements of storylife
expository essay
presents or explains information or ideas in a formal format
cause and effect
how one event leads to another
journal writing
a way of recording events as they happen
observing
Is using one or more of your senses - sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch to gather information about the world.
inferring
Is explaining or interpreting an observation or statement reasonable or unreasonable.