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Identify Fiction
and Non-Fiction

Keys for the Teacher
Learning to distinguish between fiction and non-fiction texts can be a good first step in genre study for young children. Generally, fiction texts are created from an author’s imagination and non-fiction texts contain facts about people, places, things and events. While a strict distinction between fiction and non-fiction can be complicated, asking, “Is it made-up?” and “Is it true?” is a simple place to begin.

Keys for the Children
Goods readers know the difference between fiction and non-fiction.

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