Non Fiction Literary Guidlines

Performance Indicators:

P.S ELA-2 Reading Analysis: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

A. Evaluate the relevant themes and synthesize how they are present in the novel in oral and written responses.
B. Interpret the implications of setting and circumstance.
C. Analyze the role of characters in the plot in oral and written responses.
D. Analyze important quotations from the text in oral and written responses.
E. Annotate the text.

P.S ELA-3 Reading Craft and Structure: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of a text.

A. Understand SOAPSTone: Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, Tone
B. Analyze the plot and/or design of the text, following shifts in time and place.

In order to emphasize the instruction of essays, we will read a collection of expository, familiar and true narrative compositions.  After you complete each assigned essay you are to summarize your understanding of the essay according to the guidelines which follow.  These guidelines are imperative for several assessments that will culminate our study of non-fiction.

1.  Indicate the title and author of the essay.
2. Indicate the type of essay  (expository, familiar, true narrative) the composition is explaining your opinion.  If you select expository indicate further what type of expository essay you found the composition to be.
3.  Copy the thesis statement of the essay.
4.  Indicate what you feel is the theme (the lesson of life) of the essay.
5.  Summarize the essay indicating what makes the essay unique and/or memorable.