Nonfiction

Absolutely true diary of part time IndianIntegrity: Clear point of view; reveals sources

Distinguishing fact: Fact is distinguished from theory

Anthropomorphism: Animals act like real animals

Balanced viewpoint: Other points of view are acknowledged and discussed

Generalizations: Documented facts support generalizations

Author’s qualifications: Author is an authority; author acknowledges expert advisors

Style: Tone reveals significance; literary distinction of writing; telling details; reader cares about the subject

Format: Well organized, easy to use; useful features; clear structure; logical progression; language comprehensible to audience; appealing design; graphics extend information