FACT VS. FICTION WRITING LESSON PLAN
- One copy per student of the lesson Fact vs. Fiction: Using Fact to Write Fiction (see below for printable lesson and worksheet)
Teachers may either print out the lesson and have students read it themselves, and/or use the lesson for your own writing skills lesson.
Fact vs. Fiction
Can you tell the difference between fact and fiction? Sometimes the two seem very similar which can create a lot of confusion. Battles have been won and lost when someone has misinterpreted fiction as fact.
Let’s look at the definitions of each:
- Something believed to be true or real.
- An occurrence that actually happened.
- An invented occurrence that did not happen in reality.
- Something that is not true, but that is intentionally offered as truth.
It is important to understand the difference between fact and fiction so that you can interpret the information you are given. For example, if you base a research project on fictional information, you are misrepresenting the information and misinforming your reader.
Lesson Printable Materials -
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