When you speak about genre and literature, genre means a category, or kind of story.
Genre There are many categories or genres of stories and books. Here are some of the common ones: Alphabet Books “How to” Books Animal Books Realistic Fiction Arts and Craft Books Folktales Fantasy Mystery Poetry Biographies
All categories of books or stories can be called either fiction or non-fiction. <ul><li>Fiction books are ….. </li></ul><ul><li>a made up story </li></ul><ul><li>can tell about things that could happen </li></ul><ul><li>are read for fun </li></ul><ul><li>characters may be like real people or imaginary </li></ul>
Fairy Tales Fairy tales are stories where the characters and events are imaginary. Magic is used to solve problems and good conquers evil. The stories frequently begin with “Once upon a time…” and end with “… and they lived happily ever after.”
Informational Informational books are nonfiction books that give true facts on a variety of subjects. <ul><li>Nonfiction books …. </li></ul><ul><li>have facts that can be checked and proven </li></ul><ul><li>the author is an expert on the subject </li></ul><ul><li>are TRUE ! </li></ul>