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.
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
Let’s look at some fiction generes ……
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 .
Examples of Realistic Fiction
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 .
Examples of Historical Fiction
Folklore Folklore includes stories, myths, and fables that people told one another over the years. Later the stories were written down.
Examples of Folklore
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.”
Examples of Fairy Tales
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.
Examples of Fantasy
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.
Examples of Mystery
Science Fiction Science Fiction is made up of stories that blend fact and fiction with futuristic technology.
Examples of Science Fiction
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.
Examples of Poetry
Let’s look at some nonfiction generes …..
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 !
Examples of Informational Books
Biography A biography is the true story of a real person’s life from the past or present.
Examples of Biography
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