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7.41 Literary Non-Fiction vs. Literature

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  • 7.41 Literary Non-Fiction vs. Literature<p><span style="font-size: 14px;">We'll begin this week's session with a whole-class discussion. Since we're just about to finish our non-fiction books, it's a good time to pause and think critically about this genre. Take a moment and post to the discussion board below. Respond to 2 or more of these questions in a 3-5 sentence response.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>-How is the book you're reading different from books you've read in the past?</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong> -How is literary non-fiction different from traditional literature?</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong> -How is literary non-fiction similar to traditional literature?</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong> -How should our reading strategies change when we know that what we're reading is non-fiction?</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: 14px;"></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>Definitions--</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: 14px;"> <strong>Literary non-fiction</strong>: Books that are based on true events. What makes these books "literary" is that they use elements of fiction to make their stories come to life such as setting, imagery, theme, characterization, etc.</span><br /><span style="font-size: 14px;"> <strong>Literature</strong>: In this case, we're referring to "literature" as works of fiction that make us think deeper about life.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: 14px;"> Also respond to at least 2 other student's posts.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: 14px;"> Your participation in this discussion will be worth 20 points.</span></p>