There are several different writing genres, or kinds of writing. We will focus mainly on narrative, informative, and opinion writing. Read below to find the purpose and elements of each.
Purpose: To persuade or convince the reader to agree with your opinion.
Features: An opinion is a belief that a person holds to be true. Opinion writing always starts with anopinion statement about atopic. This statement is supported by reasons(feelings, experiences, facts, and examples).
Purpose: To inform the reader by presenting ideas, explaining how something works, and giving directions or facts.
Features: Informative writing gives information about a topic (what you are talking about). The information is organized into main ideas (what you are saying about the topic) and supporting details (facts, examples, or explanations that tell more about the main idea).
Purpose: To entertain the reader with a story.
Features: Narrative writing includes characters (who), a setting (where & when), and a plot (what happens). The characters usually face a conflict (problem) that needs to be resolved (resolution) through a sequence of events. Narrative stories often have a theme or moral, which teaches the reader a lesson about life.
Complete sentences must have a SUBJECT and a PREDICATE.
Complete sentences start with a CAPITAL LETTER and end with PUNCTUATION.
. period= statement (telling sentence)
? question mark= asking a question
! exclamation mark= excitement or shouting