“Genre” means different types/categories ofwriting. Print and digital titles can beseparated into 2 main genre categories: 1. Fiction 2. Non-Fiction aka • a made up story Informational Text • can tell about things • has facts that can be that could happen checked and proven • is read for fun • the author is considered • characters may be like an expert on the topic real people or are • it IS TRUE! imaginary
Realistic FictionRealistic fiction is made up of stories thatcould really happen. Contemporaryrealistic fiction is realistic fiction that isset in modern time.
Examples of Realistic Fiction•Because of Winn Dixie•Crash•Holes•Monster•Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Historical FictionHistorical fiction is made up of storiesthat take place in a certain time andplace in the past. Real historicalfigures and settings may be includedin an historical fiction story.
Examples of Historical Fiction •A Boy at War •Across Five Aprils •Ben and Me •Sign of the Beaver •Dear America Series
FolkloreFolklore includes fairy tales,legends, myths, and fables thatpeople told one another over theyears. Later, the stories werewritten down.
Examples of Folklore •Aesop’s Fables •Beauty and the Beast •Paul Bunyan •Cinderella •John Henry
FantasyFantasy is fiction that has elements that arenot real. Sometimes this includes talkinganimals or characters with magical powers.There’s usually a conflict between good andevil.
Examples of Fantasy•Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland•Charlotte’s Web•Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe•Lord of the Rings•Lightning Thief Series•Harry Potter Series
MysteryMysteries are stories that have a realsetting and a problem to be solved.They include clues, distractions,twists, and an answer to the problem.
Examples of Mystery•The House of Dies Drear•Never Say Die•Boxcar Children Mysteries•Nancy Drew Mysteries
Science FictionScience Fiction is made up of storiesthat blend fact and fiction with futuristictechnology.
Examples of Science Fiction•A Wrinkle in Time•Star Wars•The Time Machine
PoetryPoetry is verse written to inspire thoughts andfeelings in the reader. It often uses rhyme andrhythm, or it can be written in free verse.
Examples of Poetry•Where the Sidewalk Ends•Eric Carle’s DRAGONS DRAGONS•Eric Carle’s ANIMALS ANIMALS•Immersed in Verse•Guys Write for Guys Read
Informational TextsInformational texts are nonfiction titlesthat give true facts on a variety ofsubjects.
Examples of Informational Texts•Dirt Bikes•Animals•Earthquakes: the Terrifying Truth•Cosmos•Breaker Boys•Physics•Encyclopedias•Dictionaries
BiographyA biography is the true storyof a real person’s life fromthe past or present.
Examples of Biography•Tiger Woods: An American Master•Homerun Kings: Babe Ruth and Henry“Hank” Aaron•Clara Barton, a Red Cross Pioneer•Sacagawea
What is the genre of the selection read aloud? BIOGRAPHY FANTASY HISTORICAL FICTION CONTEMPORARY REALISTIC FICTION MYSTERY INFORMATIONAL TEXT
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