Non-fiction also includes a variety of different genres such as:

  • Autobiography - when the author is writing about their life story.
  • Biography - a narrative of a person's life.
  • Letter writing – writing to someone, can be formal or informal.
  • Diary entry – writing that has been organized by date. The entries within a diary include thoughts, feelings and opinions.
  • Balanced Argument – where you present an argument and information from different viewpoints.
  • Persuasive writing – writing that tries to persuade or convince a reader what you want them to believe about a certain topic.
  • Discussion texts – is a process of finding a solution between two different thoughts, views or opinions.
  • Non-chronological reports – is written about a person, animal, place or topic. They are usually factual.
  • Newspaper reports – tell a news story which informs readers of what is happening in the world around them.
  • Recount - tell someone about something; give an account of an event or experience.
  • Instructions – explain how to do something such as a recipe or directions.
  • Explanation texts – used to explain the sequence, cause and effect of an event.
  • Review – critical and constructive analysis of something such as a book or film review.