Non-Fiction Text By: Ms. winslow

What do I know?

The purpose of non-fiction text is to tell, inform, teach, and explain. Non-fiction text normally isn’t as exciting as fiction text for younger kids.

Text Features

Most kinds of non-fiction text have text features such as headings, captions, labels, tables of contents, glossary, index, italics, maps and graphs. These things are all included to help the readers understand the content better. Since non-fiction text is a lot of information, these things really do help.


Along with glossaries, some texts have timelines to show different dates and time periods. These help organize different time periods so you can see a visual of them.

Keep Opinions OUT!

One important thing to remember about non-fiction text is that it should all be factual. Opinions should be left out, just like we talked about in our research essay.

What can be considered non-fiction text?

Sometimes in newspapers and magazine you will see bias writing or writing that tends to seem like an opinion. You need to be careful when you read newspapers and be aware of the sources the information is coming from.

A non-fiction book I read and loved....

One of my favorite non-fiction books i have read this year was No summit out of sight by Jordan Romero with help from Linda LeBlanc. This book follows the journey of Jordan when he was a young kid. At age 13 he became the youngest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. At age 15 he became the youngest person to reach the summits of the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. He has such an inspiring story that is good to read at any age.

Lindsey Vonn - World Champion/Olympic Skiier

Another person I enjoy reading about...

Another person I enjoy reading about, and recently finished a book by her, is Lindsey Vonn. She is a two time Olympic medalist, with one of those medals being gold. She has 7 World Championship medals, with 3 of those being gold. She is an inspiration to me and I enjoy reading about her life as an athlete and also her injuries and roadblocks she had to overcome to get where she is today.

In case you were wondering the difference....

To finish up, I wanted to mention the main difference between fiction and non-fiction. Fiction is not real, and non fiction is real! That’s the easiest way to put it.

Have fun!

I hope you all enjoy making your page about non-fiction text. You can use your sketchnote from yesterday to guide you and help you figure out what kinds of pictures you want on your video. Have fun and be creative!!! I am new to the tool also, so I will try and help the best I can.

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