Non Fiction Writing by Charlie (Role of Author (Author's style- Is the…
Non Fiction Writing by Charlie
Cause and Effect - Shows the relationship of events.
"Berry died, leaving Lincoln saddled with a $1,100 debt." page #418
In Time Order
Compare and contrast
-Shows the way in which 2+ subjects are similar and different.
"The new sections of town... are being badly shelled." "Here in the middle of town, where we live, it's different. It's quiet." page #352
I think Abraham Lincoln is a important person for students to know,
He should also be something people learn about because he freed the slaves.
Abraham also worked very hard to be state legislature. He had to read books and had to talk to people to get them to vote for him.
He also had a rough childhood, but he fought through it. He had to make the pegs for his mom's coffin, "Abraham whittled the pegs that held the wooden planks together." page #412
Abe is important to know because he was a president for the U.S.A.
Another reason he should be taught to student is that not many people know that he was a wrestling champion.
Role of Author
Author's style- Is the way the author puts ideas into words.
"BOOM BOOM BANG BANG, CRASH Sarajevo." page #352
Author's mood- The author's overall feeling
"The cellar is ugly, dark, and smelly." page #352
Author's influence - Includes the author's heritage, culture, and personal beliefs.
"Today is my birthday..." I got chocolate, vitamins, a heart-shaped soap..." page #357
Author's purpose- The author's reason for writing
Persuade - "If colored clubs were admitted," the Association stated, "There would be in all probability some division of feeling whereas, by excluding them no injury could result to anyone." page #390
Inform - "He (Lincoln) was born near Hodgenville Kentucky, on February 12, 1809." page #410
Entertain - "Lincoln never forgot the names of his first teachers." page #411
Reflect - "I learned a great many of new words that day. I do not remember what they all were..." page #381
Types of Details
Statistics - A fact that includes numbers.
"Fifteen hundred people paid fifty cents to see that game." page #389
Facts - Anything that is true.
"He (Thomas Lincoln) returned with a four-horse wagon with a widow named Sarah Bush Johnston, her three little children and all her household goods." page #413
Opinion - a personal view, attitude, or appraisal.
"Today was truly, absolutely the worst day ever in Sarajevo." page #353
Anecdotes - short entertaining tales
"Abraham Lincoln/ his hand and pen/ he will be good but/ God knows when." page #413
"Monday, March 30, 1992" page #351 Also all the titles or entries start with a date.