Reading Skills

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    Reading Skills
     
    UNIT 1 
     
    Narrative Non-fiction
    Purpose - to inform; to entertain
    Features/Characteristics- tells true events
                             setting
                                               figurative language
                           plot 
     
    Types - biographies
    autobiographies
    diaries
    interviews
    journals
     
    Autobiography
    story of a person's life told by that person
    chronological
    includes facts and details about the person's life
    usually includes anecdotes
    uses descriptive language
     
    Biography
    written in third person point of view
    chronological - time ordered
    has important facts and details about the person's life
    uses descriptive language
     
    Magazine Article
    to inform about a topic or current event
    located in print or online publications
    has headings and sub-headings
    answers - who? what? when? where?why? how?
    may include interviews
     
    Informational Text
    to inform or explain
    includes boldface words
    pronunciation guide
    headings
    photographs and illustrations
    diagrams, charts, tables, and graphs, maps