All literary works can be categorized one of two ways: as fiction or nonfiction. Nonfiction is writing that is truthful and factually accurate. While fiction’s primary purpose is to entertain, nonfiction writing is more commonly intended to inform. Nonfiction works may be designed to preserve data, convey instructional information, or recount true historical or biographical stories.

What is Nonfiction?

Early nonfiction commonly took the form of ledgers, chronological accounts, legislation, letters, and other primary documents. Over time, these practical formats developed into specific genres, including the biography, autobiography, and memoir. A number of modern everyday texts also fall into the nonfiction category. Newspapers, magazines, textbooks, and instruction manuals are all nonfiction texts readers may encounter on a regular basis.

Although nonfiction is based on truth, this does not mean that it is free of bias. Much of nonfiction is influenced by the perspective of the writer. As in fiction, word choice and sentence structure play an important role in conveying the subtle biases of the nonfiction writer. Autobiographies, for examples, generally include the particular slant of the writer and their perception of themselves and the others in their lives. Nonfiction also includes opinion-based pieces like editorials and speeches. These are factual in the sense that they represent what the speaker or writer truly believes or wants to achieve.

Literary nonfiction is a subset of nonfiction works that incorporates the stylistic and creative elements more commonly found in fiction. Literary nonfiction includes the elements of setting, character, plot, and theme. In a few cases this genre has even incorporated nonfiction novels, a style briefly popularized in the 1960s and ‘70s by Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. Its stylistic flexibility and thematic depth proves that nonfiction literature can be just as sophisticated as classic fiction.

Examples of Nonfiction Literature

¿Cómo uso esto?

Los guiones gráficos ilustrados tienen información fácilmente digerible con un visual para estimular la comprensión y la retención. Storyboard That es una apasionada de la agencia estudiantil, y queremos que todos sean narradores de historias. Los guiones gráficos ofrecen un medio excelente para mostrar lo que los estudiantes han aprendido y enseñar a otros.

Estudiante Presentando un Storyboard

¡Utilice estas guías ilustradas como trampolín para proyectos individuales y de toda la clase!

  • Asigne un término / persona / evento a cada estudiante para completar su propio guión gráfico
  • Crea tu propia guía ilustrada de un tema que estás estudiando
  • Crea una guía ilustrada para las personas en tu clase o escuela
  • Coloca guiones gráficos en los canales de redes sociales de clase y de la escuela
  • Copie y edite estos guiones gráficos y utilícelos como referencias o elementos visuales.
Learn more about genres of literature in our Picture Encyclopedia of Genres!
*(Esto comenzará una prueba gratis de 2 semanas - No se necesita tarjeta de crédito)ón
© 2021 - Clever Prototypes, LLC - Todos los derechos reservados.