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LA nonfiction

Language Arts Nonfiction cards

A story of a person's life, told by someone else. Written in third person. Biography
A story of a person's life told by that person. Usually written in first person. Includes: journals, diaries, letters, and memoirs. Autobiography
Short work of nonfiction that deals with one subject. Types are called: expository (formal), personal (informal), and persuasive Essay
Provides facts about a subject. Includes: Newspapers, magazine articles, and feature stories. Informative article
A conversation in which one person asks questions to the other person. Interview
Explains why something happened, why certain conditions exist, or what resulted from an action or condition. Cause and Effect
Stories or articles that move forward in time from event to event. Chronological
Explains how two different subjects are alike and different. Compare and Contrast
Can be set up top to bottom, left to right, inside to outside, and near and far. Spatial
Journals, diaries, and letters Primary
Biographies and reference books Secondary
A piece of writting that consists of one or more sentences. Begins on a new and often indented line and contains a distinct idea. Paragraph
A sentence that states the main idea. Topic Sentence
A sentence that bring the paragraph to a ending. Concluding Sentence
An alphabetical collection of specilist words and their meanings. Glossary
An alphabetical list of topics, people, or titles. Index
Charts, maps, diagrams, and illustrations. Graphic features
The reason for creating a particular work. Author's purpose
The central message of a text. Main idea
Facts or examples that tell more about the main idea. Supporting details.
Created by: EmmyPaige