The Writing Form Categories

By: Celebrating Literacy  09-12-2011

The five categories include:

  • narratives non-fiction; historical fiction; fiction
  • poetry - Fixed forms and free verse
  • non-narrative forms that inform/explain
  • non-narrative forms that persuade
  • non-narrative forms that instruct/direct

Non- Narrative Forms: A Short List

Forms the Persuade

Forms that Explain/Inform

Forms that Instruct/Direct

book reviews

advertisements

persuasive essays

written debates

commentaries

editorials

advice columns

letters

posters

want ads

brochures/flyers

web pages

PowerPoint presentations

blogs

scripts

book reviews

summaries

biographies/autobiographies

reports

letters

journals

diaries

news reports

anecdotes

memos

interview scripts

documentaries

case studies

radio/ television newscasts

brochures/flyers

web pages

PowerPoint presentations

scripts

directions

instructions

explanations

advice columns

recipes

manuals

procedures

posters

rules

lab reports

memos

web pages

PowerPoint presentations

blogs

scripts


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