Literary Genres Nonfiction

Literary Genres Nonfiction


hello my name is Kylie and welcome to
literary genres nonfiction did you know there are many types of writing in this
video you will learn all about the word genre and the many styles of nonfiction
you can read ready let’s go before we get into what nonfiction is
all about let’s make sure we understand how to correctly pronounce the word
genre is it Jean raah genrih genre it can be a little tricky so it is
pronounced genre it may seem a little odd but it is pronounced this way
because it comes from the French word spelled and pronounced the same way
genre in French it means style or type of something so instead of asking what
type of book are you reading you would ask what genre is a book you are reading
pretty fancy huh we are focusing on nonfiction in this video but it’s
important to remember the difference between nonfiction and fiction you may
already know that the things you read can be grouped into two main categories
things that are true or factual and things that are made up in someone’s
imagination one way to remember which is a way to think that since fiction is
made up nonfiction is not made up the non and the word can remind you of the
word not some people also like to think of this word that fiction comes from
fictitious fictitious means not real not true made-up in one’s mind for this
video we’ll be concentrating on true factual writing nonfiction if you’d like
to learn more about fiction please check out our video literary genre fiction the
genre nonfiction or writing that is true has several types they are biography
autobiography articles and subject specific nonfiction let’s break down the
word biography bio comes from the Greek BIOS meaning life and graphy comes from
the Greek graphia meaning an account or explanation so the biography
really means life explanation a biography is the true story of someone’s
life there is an amazing series of biography called who was many
interesting people are profiled or written about in the series including
Venus and Serena Williams who are tennis stars Milton Bradley the game inventor
and even the infamous pirate Blackbeard there are hundreds from which to choose
if you add the prefix auto in front of the word biography it changes its
meaning to mean a true life story written by that actual person auto comes
from the Greek word oneself or yourself so if you write your own life story and
only stick to the facts you are writing an autobiography articles are true
pieces of writing written for newspapers magazines and encyclopedia or online
sources nonfiction articles are written using facts and descriptions there
shouldn’t be anything untrue and the author should avoid using a lot of
descriptive words that can’t be measured or backed up by research articles are
meant to be somewhat short and to the point the author’s main purpose in
writing an article is to inform the reader as quickly and clearly as
possible you must be careful however not all authors or sources are honest use
your common sense to think about if something is really true it’s also a
very good idea to ask your parents teachers or a librarian about a sources
trustworthiness this is especially true about internet or online article sources
articles may include photographs charts and graphs or other graphics to help you
better understand the material always be sure to read the words by these images
these are called caption and they tell us a little bit more about
what the image is and how it is and why it’s important all about alligators how
the goldrush changed Alaska the Silk Road and what was traded along in how
train engines work 100 easy recipes for after-school snacks learning to read
French these are all books that present and explains true real facts about a
specific topic they often have pictures charts graphs and other images to help
explain so that we can understand they are usually set up in sections and often
have a glossary a mini dictionary in the back to help you with words about the
topic there are books on just about any topic that you can think of with the
wide variety of topics available to read about in the literary genre nonfiction
the world is literally at your fingertips where will you start a book
about how the steam engine was invented a biography about Abraham Lincoln to
practice what you’ve learned be sure to play our fun online games and quizzes
until next time remember to always be clever

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