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  • 1. Literature Genres
  • 2. When you speak about genre and literature, genre means a category, or kind of story.
  • 3. 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
  • 4. All categories of books or stories can be called either fiction or non-fiction.
    • Fiction books are …..
    • a made up story
    • can tell about things that could happen
    • are read for fun
    • characters may be like real people or imaginary
  • 5. Let’s look at some fiction generes ……
  • 6. Realistic Fiction Realistic fiction is made up of stories that could really happen. Contemporary realistic fiction is realistic fiction that is set in modern times .
  • 7. Examples of Realistic Fiction
  • 8. Historical Fiction Historical fiction is made up of stories that take place in a certain time and place in the past. Real historical figures and settings may be included in a fiction story .
  • 9. Examples of Historical Fiction
  • 10. Folklore Folklore includes stories, myths, and fables that people told one another over the years. Later the stories were written down.
  • 11. Examples of Folklore
  • 12. 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.”
  • 13. Examples of Fairy Tales
  • 14. Fantasy Fantasy is fiction that has elements that are not real. Sometimes this includes talking animals or characters with magical powers. There’s usually a conflict between good and evil.
  • 15. Examples of Fantasy
  • 16. Mystery Mysteries are stories that have a real setting and a problem to be solved that includes clues, distractions, and an answer to the problem.
  • 17. Examples of Mystery
  • 18. Science Fiction Science Fiction is made up of stories that blend fact and fiction with futuristic technology.
  • 19. Examples of Science Fiction
  • 20. Poetry Poetry is verse written to inspire thoughts and feelings in the reader. It often uses rhyme and rhythm, or it can be written in free verse.
  • 21. Examples of Poetry
  • 22. Let’s look at some nonfiction generes …..
  • 23. Informational Informational books are nonfiction books that give true facts on a variety of subjects.
    • Nonfiction books ….
    • have facts that can be checked and proven
    • the author is an expert on the subject
    • are TRUE !
  • 24. Examples of Informational Books
  • 25. Biography A biography is the true story of a real person’s life from the past or present.
  • 26. Examples of Biography
  • 27. http:// www.ccsd.edu/link/lms/genre.htm Genre Web Games: http://www.quia.com/hm/100939.html http://www.quia.com/cc/382369.html

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