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  • 1.
    • Notes to LMS’s:
    • This ppt is not meant to be shown all at once. Instead, use it as part of a booktalk. Introduce a genre, then talk about additional books found in your library.
    • This ppt is not completed; rather it is a work in progress.
    • This is meant for grades 4-5. Feel free to change this ppt in any way to make it more appropriate for your students.
  • 2. GENRES
  • 3. NONFICTION FICTION There are 2 main types of literature:
  • 4. FICTION Within the fiction section there are lots of books that we can group together because they have something in common.
  • 5. NONFICTION Within the nonfiction section there are also lots of books we can group together because they have something in common.
  • 6.
    • These groups have a name.
    GENRE
  • 7. According to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, genre means…
    • “ 1 a category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized by a particular style, form, or content 2 kind. sort.”
  • 8. NONFICTION FICTION What are some genres in nonfiction?
  • 9. NONFICTION FICTION What are some genres in fiction?
  • 10. Did we miss any genres? mystery biographies fantasy poetry fables Historical fiction Science fiction Fairy tales Realistic fiction myths horror romance adventure stories Picture books
  • 11. SCIENCE + FICTION = WHAT GENRE?
  • 12. SCIENCE + FICTION = SCIENCE FICTION
  • 13. Bruce Coville born in Syracuse, New York, on May 16, 1950
  • 14. He writes lots of different series such as:  
    • Sixth Grade Alien Series
    • Space Brat Series
    • Rod Albright Alien Adventures
    • Bruce Coville's Books of...
    • My Teacher Is an Alien Series
  • 15. ALIENS STOLE MY BODY
    • Can you imagine what you would be like if your brain was empty?! That ’ s what happens to Rod. He has to figure out a way to get his mind and his body back together again!
  • 16. Most science fiction books have characters with strange names. Try reading some of the names in this book:
    • Selima Khan
    • Snout
    • Elspeth
    • Madam Pong
    • Grakker
    • Ah-Rit
  • 17. What does the word SETTING mean?
    • The setting of science fiction books can be -
    • in the future
    • in space
    • in a different world
    • in a different universe.
    • This book takes place on the planet Kryndamar.
  • 18. Franny K. Stein Mad Scientist
    • Kissypie! What kind of middle name is that?!
    • How can a name like that turn this book into a science fiction book?
    THE FRAN THAT TIME FORGOT
  • 19. Franny K. Stein Mad Scientist
    • Franny invents a time-warp machine .
    • She goes back in time to when she’s a baby.
    THE FRAN THAT TIME FORGOT
  • 20. Tell us about these books. Are they science fiction?
  • 21. you’ll probably like If you like science fiction, FANTASY
  • 22. Some authors write both science fiction AND fantasy books. Who am I?
  • 23. THE MONSTER’S RING (fantasy)
    • In the Monster ’ s Ring, Russell goes into a magic shop and ends up buying a “ monster ’ s ring. ”
    • He doesn ’ t really believe it ’ s magic, but when he puts it on his finger, twists it once, then says the magic words, he turns into a monster!
  • 24. THE MONSTER’S RING (fantasy)
    • What ’ s going to happen when he twists the ring two times, or even worse, three times?!
  • 25. What kind of struggle might happen in The Monster’s Ring ?
    • A fantasy book is not true; therefore it is ___________.
    • The plot will usually involve a big struggle between good and evil.
  • 26. FANTASY
    • Talking animals
    • Magical powers
    • Time travel
    • Imaginary beings from other planets
    This toad has an attitude!
  • 27. Harry Potter books by
    • Many fantasy books are very long. Have you ever read an entire Harry Potter book?
  • 28. JON SCIESZKA
    • You might know Jon Scieszka as the author of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs .
    • But have you read the fantasy…
  • 29. The Not-So-Jolly Roger
    • Through magic, 3 boys end up in a coconut tree in a desert.
  • 30. The Not-So-Jolly Roger
    • The pirate Blackbeard comes to the desert to bury his treasure. He sees the boys and captures them! He takes them to his pirate ship.
  • 31. The Not-So-Jolly Roger
    • This is just one of the Time Warp Trio series.
  • 32. More Fantasy Books!
    • Winnie the Pooh
    • Alice in Wonderland
    • Bunnicula
    • The Giver
    • Wrinkle in Time
    FANTASY: Time travel - talking animals - imaginary beings - magical powers
  • 33. What is a mystery book?
    • Let’s see if you’re right.
    Genre: MYSTERY
  • 34. Mysteries
    • CHARACTERS SEEM SO REAL
    • MAIN CHARACTER COULD BE A DETECTIVE OR A SPY
    • MAIN CHARACTER LOOKS FOR CLUES TO SOLVE A PROBLEM OR A CRIME
  • 35. DAVID ADLER writes mysteries. DON’T THINK, JUST WRITE! These words are on a sign in David Adler’s office. What does this sign mean?
  • 36. Cam Jansen and the Mystery of Flight 54 Cam Jansen and the Ghostly Mystery Cam Jansen and the Scary Snake Mystery Cam Jansen and the Barking Treasure Mystery Cam Jansen and the Triceratops Pops Mystery Young Cam Jansen and the Pizza Shop Mystery Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Television Dog Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Corn Popper Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Haunted House Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Chocolate Fudge Sale Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Carnival Prize Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Monster Movie Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Circus Clown Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Babe Ruth Baseball Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Gold Coins Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones Young Cam Jansen and the Double Beach Mystery Cam Jansen and the Birthday Mystery Cam Jansen #8 Mystery of the Monster Movie Cam Jansen & the Tennis Trophy Mystery Cam Jansen & Mystery of Stolen Diamonds Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the U.F.O. Cam Jansen Double Mystery #1 Young Cam Jansen and the Dinosaur Game Young Cam Jansen and the Missing Cookie Young Cam Jansen and the Dinosaur Game Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Monkey House Young Cam Jansen and the Ice Skate Mystery Cam Jansen and the School Play Mystery Young Cam Jansen and the Lost Tooth Bones and the Dinosaur Mystery Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Haunted House Cam Jansen Triceratops Pops Mystery Young Cam Jansen & the Substitute Mystery Cam Jansen #12 Mystery of Flight 54 Cam Jansen #11 Mystery of the Stolen Corn Popper Young Cam Jansen & the Spotted Cat Mystery Bones and the Big Yellow Mystery Young Cam Jansen and the Substitute Mystery Cam Jansen 14 Chocolate Fudge Mystery Cam Jansen & the Ghostly Mystery Cam Jansen & the Birthday Mystery Cam Jansen & the Catnapping Mystery Cam Jansen & the School Play Mystery Cam Jansen & First Day of School Mystery Cam Jansen & the Barking Treasure Mystery Cam Jansen & the Scary Snake Mystery Cam Jansen & the Mystery of the UFO Cam Jansen & Mystery of the Dinosaur Bon After just writing, he would edit his work several times. Over time, he wrote many, many books.
  • 37. CAM JANSEN AND THE BARKING TREASURE MYSTERY by David Adler
    • Little Treasure is stolen! (Little Treasure is a poodle.)
    • Cam will act like a detective. She will use her memory to find clues to solve the mystery.
  • 38. CLUE “ Clue: Something that serves to guide or direct in the solution of a problem or mystery.” www.dictionary.com
  • 39. HOUSE OF DIES DREAR by Virginia Hamilton A family is excited to move into this big old house because the house used to be part of the underground railroad.
  • 40. HOUSE OF DIES DREAR by Virginia Hamilton But what’s happening? Is someone trying to scare them away? What motive would the person have?
  • 41. MOTIVE “ Motive: an idea, need, desire, or impulse that causes a person to act in a particular way or do a particular thing; reason. His motive for robbing the bank was not clear.” http://www.factsforlearning.com/ffl-dictionary.asp
  • 42. SUSPECTS “ Suspect: one who is suspected of doing something wrong or of a crime. She is a suspect in the robbery.” http://www.factsforlearning.com/ffl-dictionary.asp
  • 43. DEDUCTION “ Deduction: the process of finding an answer by using what is already known to be true. If you see footprints in the snow, and you know that the snow started falling after dark, deduction will tell you that somebody was here last night.” http://www.factsforlearning.com/ffl-dictionary.asp
  • 44. DEAD LETTER by Betsy Byars
    • Herculeah Jones buys a coat at a 2nd hand store. Inside the lining, she finds a letter written by a woman who is dead. In the letter, the woman says that she thinks someone is trying to kill her! She even says she ’ s being held prisoner!
  • 45. DEAD LETTER by Betsy Byars
    • What kind of evidence will Herculeah find to prove that the woman really was murdered?
    • Worse yet, will Herculeah herself be murdered?
  • 46. EVIDENCE “ Evidence: something that gives proof or a reason to believe. Scientists have not yet found evidence of life on Mars.” http://www.factsforlearning.com/ffl-dictionary.asp
  • 47. WITNESS “ Witness: to watch or be present at. He witnessed the accident.” http://www.factsforlearning.com/ffl-dictionary.asp
  • 48. Let’s check your memory!
    • Clue
    • Motive
    • Suspects
    • Deduction
    • Evidence
    • Witness
  • 49. FOLK TALES FAIRY TALES FABLES WHERE CAN YOU FIND THESE IN OUR LIBRARY? 398.2
  • 50. In folktales,
    • animals that talk
    • monsters
    • tricks
    • # 3 or 7
  • 51. Folktales were told all over the world.
    • Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm were born in the late 1700 ’ s in Germany. When they grew up, they traveled a lot. Wherever they traveled, they listened to people tell stories. They published many of these stories. Today they are very famous and are known as the Brothers Grimm.
  • 52. They published these stories.
    • Cinderella
    • Sleeping Beauty
    • Snow White
    • Little Red Riding Hood
    • Rapunzel
    • Rumpelstiltskin
    • Hansel and Gretel
    • The Frog King
  • 53. The Bearskinner
    • He didn ’ t look too bad at first, so a woman he met fell in love with him. She agreed to wait for him for 7 years.
    • What do you think happens when she sees him after 7 years?
  • 54. Remember, folktales were told all over the world.
    • Many of the Grimm tales we know are also found in other parts of the world. The characters and setting might be different, but the plot is basically the same.
  • 55. Virginia Haviland
    • Virginia Haviland was like the Grimm Brothers. In that she collected stories from all over the world. Favorite Fairy Tales is a series of stories told in 16 countries.
  • 56. FAVORITE FAIRY TALES TOLD IN INDIA
    • “ Slip Slop Gobble” is a story in this book.
    • Parrot is greedy and mean while Cat is really nice. Nice doesn’t cut it though when Parrot is hungry enough to eat everyone he meets!
  • 57. Did you notice that series said “Favorite FAIRY TALES ,” not FOLK TALES?
  • 58. FOLK TALES
        • tales of talking animals
        • tales that tell why (Pourquoi tales)
        • tales of magic (fairy tales)
        • cumulative tales
        • tales of exaggeration (legends, tall tales)
    Fairy tales are tales of magic. They are folk tales.
  • 59.
    • CINDERELLA is a fairy tale. It is told in different ways all over the world.
  • 60.  
  • 61. Folktales by Rafe Martin A man tells his 2 sons it is time to prove themselves. One leaves and spends lots of money. The other leaves and saves a baby bird. He ends up understanding the language of birds. Then - danger comes! (Russian folktale)
  • 62. Folktales by Rafe Martin In THE SHARK GOD, 2 children are condemned to death. Their parents hope the ferocious shark god will help save them. (Hawaiian folktale)
  • 63. FABLES 398.2
  • 64. FABLE: “ 1 a short tale that teaches a lesson. The characters in fables are often animals who speak and act like people. "The Fox and the Grapes" is a well-known fable by Aesop. 2 a false story; lie. He told us a fable about his father being a jet pilot.” http://www.factsforlearning.com/ffl-dictionary.asp
  • 65. CHARACTERS
    • Characters don’t usually have names like we do. They go by the type of animal.
    • They talk and act like people.
    ANT GRASSHOPPER
  • 66. The characters don’t change much.
    • Foxes are always clever.
    • Mice are always small and weak.
    • But the main character always learns a lesson.
  • 67. WHAT IS THE MORAL OF A FABLE?
  • 68. MORAL: “1 the lesson about right and wrong learned from a story or event.” http://www.factsforlearning.com/ffl-dictionary.asp
  • 69. What do these morals mean?
    • Never trust a flatterer.
    • It is easy to scorn what you cannot get.
    • One cannot get through life without a little work.
    • Let your actions speak for themselves.
    • Too much greed will not bring success.
    Aesop
  • 70. AESOP
    • The man who wrote most of the fables we know is named Aesop.
    • He lived as a slave in Greece in the 6th century.
    • We don’t know a lot about him, but we do know that his master eventually gave him freedom.
  • 71. HAVE YOU READ THESE?
  • 72.
    • The fable in this book that you might like the best has this moral:
    • He who smelt it, dealt it!
  • 73. REALISTIC FICTION
  • 74. to be continued
  • 75. Information from: Infotrac Jr. Edition. Dictionary: Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_ce_syrcl?db=K12J http://www.kidsreads.com/features/010613-applegate.asp http://www.brucecoville.com/ http://www.davidaadler.com/bio.htm http://www.websterschools.org/classrooms/state_library/mystery_elements.html http://us.penguingroup.com www.dictionary.com http://www.nationalgeographic.com/grimm/article.html http://havilands.org/HavilandsCom/Biographies/VirginiaHaviland/biblio.html http://www.embracingthechild.org/authors2005.html http://www.libsci.sc.edu/miller/EvalTraditional.htm
  • 76. Pictures from: http://www.altavista.com http://www.metacrawler.com Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac clipart http://www.youseemore.com/SCSD www.btsb.com www.google.com http://www.stfx.ca/people/edemont/Courses/301/Laboratories/scaling.html http://www.brucecoville.com/ www.elizabethlevy.com
  • 77. Additional website to use with students For fairy tale genre: http://www.classicfairytales.com/en/main
  • 78. Bonnie French Tina Laramie Michele Romeo Library Media Specialists Syracuse City School District Syracuse, New York

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