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  • 1. Jane Hooper Grade 3 Literary Genres
  • 2. Standard Course of Study Objectives English Language Arts 2.01 Interact with the test before, during, and after reading, listening, or viewing 2.05 Draw conclusions, make generalizations, and gather support by referencing the text 3.01 Respond to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama using interpretive, critical, and evaluative processes Computer/Technology Skills 3.04 Identify, discuss, and use multimedia to present ideas/ concepts/ information in a variety of ways
  • 3. Essential Question How do I identify a genre by its characteristics?
  • 4. What is a literary genre? A genre is a particular style or type of writing.
  • 5. Major Genres
    • Fiction
      • Writing that tells about imaginary people and events
    • Non-Fiction
      • Writing that tells about real people and events
  • 6.
    • uses carefully selected words and phrases to create vivid pictures in the reader’s mind
    • lines of poetry (verses) are written in stanzas
    • may include patterns of rhyme to capture the reader’s interest
  • 7. Drama
      • a cast of characters
      • a narrator who gives important information
      • parts called acts or scenes
      • props to help support action
      • dialogue that tells what the actors say
      • stage directions in italics
  • 8. Realistic Fiction
    • The setting is realistic
    • The characters speak and act like real people
    • The story describes real-life problems and events
  • 9.
    • Actions are repeated over and over
    • Some fables teach a lesson about what is important in life, such as fairness, kindness, or cleverness
    • Characters are simpler than real people - they may be completely greedy, completely wicked , or very gentle
  • 10. Folk Tale
    • Told in many different versions by many different people
    • Original storyteller is unknown
    • Characters are animals that act and speak like people
    • Repetition
    • Use of the number three
  • 11. Tall Tale
    • E xtraordinary person - the main character is better at things than an ordinary person
    • E xaggeration – makes something greater or bigger than it really could be
    • E xplanation – explains how something came to be
  • 12. Myth / Legend
    • A kind of fantasy
    • A very old story handed down by word of mouth
    • Explains something about nature or answers questions about the meaning of life or what is good or evil
  • 13. Fairy Tales
    • Often begin with Once upon a time or Long, long ago
    Include a good character and a bad (evil) character Include magic or something enchanted Involves a problem that is solved and the good people live happily ever after Setting is a forest or a castle
  • 14. Biography
    • Nonfiction
    • Story about a real person’s life that is written by another person
    • Can cover a person’s whole life, part of a person’s life, or a single incident
    • A true account of a person’s life based on facts collected by the author
    • Written from the third person point of view (he or she)
  • 15. References
    • Scott Foresman Reading – grade 3