Non-fiction is any style of writing that is based on facts and real life, rather than a fictional (made-up) story.
Your child will study a range of non-fiction texts throughout primary school and you'll find lots of information and worksheets in this section to help them, whether its reading and understanding text structure and organisation, writing informative text or about an event, writing reviews, lists, labels and captions, titles and blurbs or putting instructions in order.
Could you have a budding journalist at home?
Your child will learn how to read, understand and write newspaper articles throughout primary school, and it's a fun activity to support at home. Try these for starters:
Different types of non-fiction texts
Confused about recounts? Got your instruction text, argument text and information text mixed up? Read our parents' guides:
- What is a non-chronological report?
- What is an instruction text?
- What is a recount?
- What is an argument text?
- What is an information text?
- What is persuasive writing?
- What is an explanation text?
There are lots of types of non-fiction text for your child to explore, and there lots of ways for you to get your child excited about different types of texts at home. How about these: