7th Grade Literature

Nonfiction

Prose writing that is based on facts, real events, and

real people.

Informative Nonfiction

These writings are written with the aim of providing factual information. The main purpose is to inform the reader by presenting factual information without persuasion or inserting one’s opinion.

”The Story of an Eyewitness”

By Jack London In our text, “The Story of an Eyewitness,” London is an eyewitness (observer) to the San Francisco earthquake aftermath and fires. He is informing the readers of what he actually sees. Students will once again be expected to annotate their copies of the text by identifying vocabulary words and providing definitions; labeling various types of figurative language devices used by London; and identifying key points in the story. Since this is the second text that students have read by the same author, Jack London, students will be expected to compare and contrast his writing styles in these two texts as well as recognize the differences between the two different genres.
© 2019 by M Johnson. Ontario Middle School
7th Grade Literature
© 2019 by M Johnson. Ontario Middle School

Nonfiction

Prose writing that is based

on facts, real events, and real

people.

Informative Nonfiction

These writings are written with the aim of providing factual information. The main purpose is to inform the reader by presenting factual information without persuasion or inserting one’s opinion.

”The Story of an

Eyewitness”

By Jack London In our text, “The Story of an Eyewitness,” London is an eyewitness (observer) to the San Francisco earthquake aftermath and fires. He is informing the readers of what he actually sees. Students will once again be expected to annotate their copies of the text by identifying vocabulary words and providing definitions; labeling various types of figurative language devices used by London; and identifying key points in the story. Since this is the second text that students have read by the same author, Jack London, students will be expected to compare and contrast his writing styles in these two texts as well as recognize the differences between the two different genres.