Summary: In this article students will learn a brief history of nesting dolls.
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Genre: Expository Writing
Expository writing is writing that informs or explains. This writing informs the reader about the history of nesting dolls.
Story Skills: Fact & Opinion and Author's Opinion
A statement is a fact if it can be proven to be true. You can ask yourself, "Is it true?" and "Can it be proven?" to distinguish a fact. An opinion statement can be well thought out but can't be proved true or false - it is always open to debate. You can look for signal words that tell you the statement is an opinion. Some of these words are: think, perhaps, believe, suggest, probably, usually, most, good, beautiful, best, worst, most, good, beautiful, best, worst, bad, nobody, always, seems, feel, etc. You can also identify a fact by looking for describing words that express judgment like brave, funny, kind, strong, etc. Remember that agreeing with a statement doesn't make it true. Someone else might not agree with you.
When you read non-fiction, you are reading facts - mostly. Some of the statements you read may be the author's opinions. Author's include facts and opinions that support their own opinions. Look for facts, experiences, examples, or opinions the author uses to support his opinion. The author's opinion might not stated at the beginning of the text, it could be in the middle or end.