Ch 2: Prose Nonfiction - AP English Language Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Prose Nonfiction chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach nonfiction writing in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Prose Nonfiction chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayDefining nonfictionNonfiction definition and how to differentiate between fact, persuasion and informed opinion as it relates to nonfiction
Tuesday Literary nonfiction typesEssays, journals, diaries, letters, reference books, reviews, biographies, autobiographies etc.
WednesdayInformational text typesEditorials, articles, speeches, etc.
ThursdayNonfiction business documentsPolicies, procedure manuals, employee programs, etc.
FridayViewing components Analyzing viewing components and gallery

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Prose Nonfiction - AP English Language Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples

1. What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples

There are a wide variety of genres of literature, but most can be separated into two categories. Watch this video lesson to learn about one of those categories: nonfiction.

Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction

2. Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction

How do you know what to believe and what to doubt? Watch this video lesson to learn how to differentiate between facts, persuasion, and informed opinions.

Literary Nonfiction: Essays, Diaries, Letters, & More

3. Literary Nonfiction: Essays, Diaries, Letters, & More

Watch this video lesson to explore the world of literary nonfiction. You will learn the similarities and differences between journals, diaries, memoirs and much more.

Literary Nonfiction: Biographies & Autobiographies

4. Literary Nonfiction: Biographies & Autobiographies

Literary nonfiction consists of many types of writing. Two of the most popular types are biographies and autobiographies. Watch this video lesson to learn more about these two types.

Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More

5. Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More

Informational nonfiction is a large category that includes various types of writing. Learn about two of those types, articles and speeches, in this video lesson.

Business Documents: Policies, Procedure Manuals & More

6. Business Documents: Policies, Procedure Manuals & More

While letters and memos may be purpose written for businesses, plenty of other documents are used as well. In this lesson we'll take a look at policies, procedure manuals, and employee training programs.

What are Nonfiction Text Features? - Examples & Overview

7. What are Nonfiction Text Features? - Examples & Overview

In this lesson you will be introduced to a variety of features that authors use in nonfiction texts. You will learn the importance of these text features and how to use them to help you better understand what you are reading.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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