Writing

  • Expository

    • Your own thoughts
    • Personal
    • Reflective

    Fiction

    • Made up
    • Story elements of main character, goal, problem, events, solution

    Non-fiction

    • All of the information is based on true facts

     

    Journal

    • one topic with reflection and details

     

     

    Story

    • story elements

     

     

     

    Factual

    • true information
    • paragraph format

     

     

    Personal Narrative

    • writing about what has happened in your life

     

     

     

     

    Realistic Fiction

    • uses story elements
    • made up characters
    • takes place in modern times

     

     

    Research Report

    • several paragraphs or chapters on one topic with only true information

     

     

    Letter

    • friendly note or thank you letter

     

     

    Autobiography

    • your life story
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    Persuasive

    (paragraph form, opinion based)

    Poetry

    (many forms, can be descriptive, may have a pattern, may rhyme)

    Movie/Book Review

     

    Mystery

    (the problem has to do with a crime or something needing to be solved)

    Adventure

    (events have exciting parts with lots of action)

    Fantasy

    (a story including elements that are impossible such as magic or talking animals)

    Fairy Tale

    (magic or trickery, good characters and bad characters, good vs. evil)

    Comic Book/Graphic Novel

    Biography

    (tells a person’s life story)

    Directions/Recipe

    (steps to completing a task or making something)