About.com defines a fictional work by its author’s primary use of imagination and invention in its storytelling. Non-fiction differs in that it presents its content as a direct and verifiable account of people, places, o... More »

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Individuals can find reading worksheets for second graders on the Super Teacher Worksheets, K12Reader and Education.com websites. Most of these worksheets are free, but Super Teacher Worksheets does have some worksheets ... More »

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A work of fiction comes from the imagination, while nonfiction work is based on facts. A fictitious story may be based on real events or people and may contain certain facts, but if the overall work is made up, then it i... More »

The winners of the 2014 National Book Award were Phil Klay's "Redeployment" in the fiction category and "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China" by Evan Osnos in the nonfiction category. In t... More »

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In fiction and nonfiction, structure helps writers progress from one set of ideas and events to the next, producing consistent themes that recur throughout the composition. For example, in J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" s... More »

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The two most general types of literature are fiction and nonfiction. Fiction is literature created through the author's imagination, while nonfiction is literature based on fact. Within these two categories, literature c... More »

While the basic idea of fiction as fake and non-fiction as truth hold true for all genres, there are some that fall toward the middle of the strict contrast. For example, creative non-fiction involves real events, but de... More »