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  • 1. Genres and literature When you speak about genre and literature, genre means a category, or kind of story. S. Bolmeier/MPS
  • 2. All categories of books or stories can be called either fiction or non-fiction. <ul><li>Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>a made up story </li></ul><ul><li>can tell about things that could happen </li></ul><ul><li>is read for fun </li></ul><ul><li>characters may be like real people or imaginary </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>has facts that can be checked and proven </li></ul><ul><li>the author is an expert on this information </li></ul><ul><li>it IS TRUE ! </li></ul>
  • 3. Genre There are many categories of stories and books Here are some of the common ones: Alphabet books “How to” books animal books color books arts and craft books folktales fantasy mystery poetry biographies
  • 4. Genre These are the choices we will use for our Golden Sower and Newbery quizzes. <ul><li>Realistic Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Fantasy </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Informational </li></ul>
  • 5. Realistic fiction <ul><li>can be based on a real story </li></ul><ul><li>characters act like real people </li></ul><ul><li>character tries to solve a problem </li></ul><ul><li>story could happen in real life </li></ul><ul><li>some events are historically accurate </li></ul><ul><li>character’s feelings and behaviors are like real life </li></ul>
  • 6. Fantasy <ul><li>Animal characters may act like people </li></ul><ul><li>characters may have special powers </li></ul><ul><li>characters may be imaginary beings </li></ul><ul><li>setting may be in another time (future) </li></ul><ul><li>usually has a good vs. evil conflict </li></ul><ul><li>may use scientific principles not yet available or discovered </li></ul>             
  • 7. Poetry <ul><li>page format may look different than other books </li></ul><ul><li>may have rhythm (beat) </li></ul><ul><li>may rhyme </li></ul><ul><li>imaginative and creative </li></ul><ul><li>uses describing or exciting words </li></ul><ul><li>tells a story in verse </li></ul>             
  • 8. Informational <ul><li>Tells facts that can be looked-up or proven </li></ul><ul><li>tells about real events </li></ul><ul><li>characters have really lived </li></ul><ul><li>may have maps, diagrams and illustrations to explain the facts </li></ul><ul><li>author is an expert on the subject </li></ul>
  • 9. Traditional Literature <ul><li>tells about the great deeds of a person who may have lived </li></ul><ul><li>may exaggerate a person’s bravery or powers </li></ul><ul><li>probably a long ago setting </li></ul><ul><li>story may be considered a part of the history and culture of a group of people </li></ul><ul><li>magic may be used to solve a problem </li></ul><ul><li>a lesson can be learned from the story </li></ul>             

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