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Recognise Whether Books are Fiction or Non-Fiction

In this worksheet, students will look at fiction and non-fiction books, working out which category they are from their titles.

'Recognise Whether Books are Fiction or Non-Fiction' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 1 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Discuss Book Titles and Events

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Worksheet Overview

When we are choosing which book to read next, the title can help us to figure out what it will be about, and if it's something we would be interested in.


A pile of books


There are different types of books -  fiction and non-fiction. Let's have a look at the difference between these books. 


Fiction - Books which have made up stories and are not true.


Non-fiction - Books which have information and facts. 


Reading the title of the book, which is usually on the front cover, can usually give us a good idea whether the book is fiction or non-fiction. 


Fiction books might have a title which tells us about the main events or characters in a story, such as:

The Adventures of Sally the Sausage Dog

The Talking Broomstick

The Worm and the Slug


Non-fiction book titles will usually tell us what kind of information or facts we might find out about inside, such as:

101 Facts about Dinosaurs

All About Sharks

What Victorian People Wore


Let's have a go at working out whether books are fiction or non-fiction based on their titles:


girl reading book

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