Non-Fiction Writing By: Gabby
Types of Details
Anecdote- A brief story about an interesting, amusing, or strange event.
P. 319 The Platoon System- The boys put mirrors on their shoes to look under girls skirts
Facts- a true series of statements.
P. 413 Lincoln educated himself by reading books and newspapers.
Statistic- a piece of data from a study of a large quantity of numerical data.
P. 388 The Shutout- In 1857-1858, the newly organized National Association of Base Ball Players was formed, and baseball became a business.
Opinion- what you think about something.
P. 319 The Platoon System- what author Beverly Cleary thought of seventh grade.
She was blind and deaf.
Helen wrote books, essays, and articles about her struggles.
Helen was eager to learn after the well house experience.
Helen expressed sorrow when she remembered she had broken her doll.
Contrast - Shows the ways subjects are similar or different.
P. 352 the new part of town was being destroyed but Zlata's part of town was quiet.
cause/effect- Shows the relationship among events.
P.396 Why was the player being determined to be traded because they didn't want to be around a African American.
Chronological- Presents details in time order.
P.412 Lincoln just turned eight in 1817 later next year his mom died from the milk sickness and Abraham turned nine.
Role Of Author
Author's influences-includes heritage, culture, and personal beliefs
P.404 He said, "I don't want to hear about saving trees. Any tree in America can give its life for the glory of a day at home plate." Entertain
Author's style- the way he/she puts ideas into words
P. 379 Helen Keller is a formal writer. Inform.
Author's mood- overall feeling created by the essay.
P.395 Jackie Robinson was fighting for his civil rights to play pro baseball on an all white team. Persuade
Author's purpose- reason for writing a story
The Shutout- after the Civil War, African Americans formed their own baseball leagues because they were not allowed to play in the major leagues. Inform. P.388