Fiction vs. Nonfiction
- Grades: 6–8
In order to participate in literary analysis throughout the school year, students must be able to identify writing as fiction or nonfiction. This unit will equip students with the tools to do just that.
The students will:
- Identify the elements of fiction as applied to a short story.
- Identify the criteria necessary in a nonfiction piece.
- Distinguish the author's purpose in expository text.
Lesson Plans for this Unit
Publishing a Piece of Nonfiction
Students will choose a topic, do research as necessary, and participate in an online writing workshop to prepare for writing an expository piece. This essay will be persuasive in nature and on a topic chosen by the student or suggested by the teacher.