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    • 1. Literature Genres
    • 2. Literature Genres
    • 3. Genres and literature When you speak about genre andliterature, genre means a category, or kind of story.
    • 4. All categories of books or stories can be called either fiction or non-fiction. Fiction Non-Fiction• a made up story • has facts that can be• can tell about things checked and proven that could happen • the author is an expert• is read for fun on this information• characters may be like • it IS TRUE! real people or imaginary
    • 5. Realistic FictionRealistic fiction is made up of stories thatcould really happen. Contemporaryrealistic fiction is realistic fiction that isset in modern times.
    • 6. Examples of Realistic FictionBecause of Winn DixieCrashOwl MoonShilohDiary of a Wimpy KidBabysitter Club seriesThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
    • 7. Historical FictionHistorical fiction is madeup of stories that takeplace in a certain timeand place in the past.Real historical figuresand settings may beincluded in a fictionstory.
    • 8. Examples of Historical FictionA Boy at WarThe HelpBen and MeThe ButterflyGone With the WindSign of the BeaverTitanic CrossingDear America SeriesThe Color PurpleSchindlers List
    • 9. FolkloreFolklore includes stories, myths,and fables that people told oneanother over the years. Later thestories were written down.
    • 10. Examples of FolkloreAesop’s FablesBeauty and the BeastThe BunyansCinderellaJohn HenryThe Talking EggsThe Tortoise and the Hare
    • 11. FantasyFantasy is fiction that has elementsthat are not real. Sometimes thisincludes talking animals or characterswith magical powers. There’s usuallya conflict between good and evil.
    • 12. Alice’s Adventures inWonderland Examples ofCharlotte’s Web FantasyRunning With theDemonLion, Witch, and theWardrobeLord of the RingsHarry Potter Series
    • 13. • Special beginning and/ Fairy Tale Fairy Tale or ending words - Once upon a time...and they lived happily ever after.• Good character• Evil character• Royalty and/or a castle usually present• Magic happens• Problem and a Solution• Things often happen in "threes" or "sevens"
    • 14. Examples of Fairy TaleThe Dog and Her Little Glass SlipperCinderellaThe Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
    • 15. MysteryMysteries are stories that havea real setting and a problem tobe solved that includes clues,distractions, and an answer tothe problem.
    • 16. Examples of MysteryThe House of Dies DrearNever Say DieThe Treehouse MysteryMystery of the Midnight MessageEncyclopedia Brown SeriesBoxcar Children Mysteries
    • 17. Science FictionScience Fiction is made up ofstories that blend fact and fictionwith futuristic technology.
    • 18. Examples of Science Fiction Aliens for Breakfast A Wrinkle in Time My Best Friend is Invisible Star Wars The Time Machine
    • 19. AdventureThe characters (and the reader) can always expectthe worst - the main characters can, and usually do,have everything thrown at them. Action, action andmore action are hallmarks of a goodadventure/suspense book. The entire read is a rollercoaster ride of chills and excitement with the laststop (and page) not always ending in happiness. Andfinally, there must be a villain, for without afoe…without an adversary, there can be noadventure…nosuspense.
    • 20. Examples of AdventureThe Whipping BoyIsland of the Blue DolphinsAbel’s IslandThe Cay
    • 21. PoetryPoetry is verse written toinspire thoughts and feelings inthe reader. It often uses rhymeand rhythm, or it can be writtenin free verse.
    • 22. Examples of PoetryWhere the Sidewalk EndsNew Kid on the BlockChocolate Dreams: PoemsMammalabiliaA Pizza the Size of the SunLove That Dog
    • 23. InformationalInformational books arenonfiction books that give truefacts on a variety of subjects.
    • 24. Examples ofInformational Writing Dirt Bikes Flying Animals Danger! Earthquakes Newspapers Encyclopedias
    • 25. BiographyA biography is the true storyof a real person’s life fromthe past or present.
    • 26. Examples of BiographyTiger Woods: An American MasterThe HomerunKings: BabeRuth and Henry AaronClara Barton, a Red Cross PioneerSacagawea

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