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Book Genres
What is a genre? <ul><li>A genre is a classification used to sort books into different categories. It comes from the Frenc...
Mystery <ul><li>A mystery is a story in which there is a problem that needs to be solved. Many times there is a spy or det...
Biography <ul><li>This genre tells about a real person. Someone else tells the story of this person’s life.  </li></ul>
Autobiography <ul><li>A story written about a real person. The person writes the story about herself or himself. </li></ul...
Fable <ul><li>A fable is a short story, normally with animal characters, that teaches a lesson or a moral.  </li></ul>
Poetry <ul><li>Poetry is often shorter stories that use words to express a feeling. They can rhyme and are typically writt...
Fiction <ul><li>Fiction stories are make-believe, or fake, stories the author has written. The story can use real people o...
Non-Fiction <ul><li>Non-fiction stories use real facts and information to tell about a certain subject.  </li></ul>
Fantasy <ul><li>A fantasy is a fiction story that generally contains magic. The characters do things that wouldn’t happen ...
What’s the Genre? <ul><li>You will need a sheet of paper and a pencil for this activity. </li></ul><ul><li>On questions 1-...
1. Mary Smith wrote a book about Michael Jordan. This is an example of a/an ________________.  <ul><li>a. biography </li><...
2. In a ___________ someone may have something stolen from them that they want returned.  <ul><li>Fable </li></ul><ul><li>...
3. A story that has a moral or lesson is a/an ______________. <ul><li>Fantasy </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul><ul><li>Fab...
4. This type of story contains the element of magic.  <ul><li>Myth  </li></ul><ul><li>Fantasy </li></ul><ul><li>Fable  </l...
a. fable b. mystery c. poetry  <ul><li>5.  </li></ul><ul><li>The friendly cow, all red and white, </li></ul><ul><li>I love...
6. If someone writes a story about himself, it is called a/an ______________. <ul><li>Myth </li></ul><ul><li>Autobiography...
7. If a story is written about real information to tell people about something it is ______________. <ul><li>Fiction </li>...
8. John has lost his glasses. He hires a detective to help him find them. This is an example of a __________.  <ul><li>a. ...
9. This type of story is made up, or not real.  <ul><li>a. mystery </li></ul><ul><li>b. fiction </li></ul><ul><li>c. non-f...
10. This genre normally consists of stanzas, or lines, of words that often rhyme.  <ul><li>a. non-fiction </li></ul><ul><l...
11. In the story of the Grasshopper and the Ant, the moral is that you should be responsible and get your work done. This ...
12. Lucille Ball wrote a book about herself called  Love, Lucy . This is an example of a/an __________. <ul><li>a. non-fic...
13. Our teacher wrote a paper about David Shannon. This would be an example of a/an _________. <ul><li>a. biography </li><...
14. The Harry Potter series is a great example of the genre _______ because of the make-believe characters and magic.  <ul...
15. Jack wrote a book about dogs. It tells us how to teach them tricks. This is a ____________ book.  <ul><li>a. fiction <...
16. My sister wrote a story about people living in Florida. She made up names for all of the people. This is an example of...
17. I read a book about a missing dog. What kind of book was it?  <ul><li>a. mystery </li></ul><ul><li>b. fable </li></ul>...
18. My uncle wrote a book about himself. This is a/an __________.  <ul><li>a. biography </li></ul><ul><li>b. autobiography...
19. In the story of the Lion and the Mouse, the mouse proves even the smallest can help the greatest. This is an example o...
20. Patty wrote a book telling people about boats. This is an example of _____________. <ul><li>a. fiction </li></ul><ul><...
21. Tom wrote a story about Jenny. This is an example of _________.  <ul><li>a. biography </li></ul><ul><li>b. autobiograp...
22. Shel Silverstein wrote the following: Tell me who can  Catch a toucan? Lou can  This is an example of __________. <ul>...
23. A story that has make-believe characters, a made-up setting, and other non-real events is an example of ___________. <...
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  1. 1. Book Genres
  2. 2. What is a genre? <ul><li>A genre is a classification used to sort books into different categories. It comes from the French word meaning “kind”. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mystery <ul><li>A mystery is a story in which there is a problem that needs to be solved. Many times there is a spy or detective who uses clues to help him/her crack the case. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Biography <ul><li>This genre tells about a real person. Someone else tells the story of this person’s life. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Autobiography <ul><li>A story written about a real person. The person writes the story about herself or himself. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Kate wrote a story about her life. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fable <ul><li>A fable is a short story, normally with animal characters, that teaches a lesson or a moral. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Poetry <ul><li>Poetry is often shorter stories that use words to express a feeling. They can rhyme and are typically written in stanzas, or lines. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Fiction <ul><li>Fiction stories are make-believe, or fake, stories the author has written. The story can use real people or animals, but the storyline is made up. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Non-Fiction <ul><li>Non-fiction stories use real facts and information to tell about a certain subject. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Fantasy <ul><li>A fantasy is a fiction story that generally contains magic. The characters do things that wouldn’t happen in real life. There may be creatures in the story that do not really exist in real life. </li></ul>
  11. 11. What’s the Genre? <ul><li>You will need a sheet of paper and a pencil for this activity. </li></ul><ul><li>On questions 1-20 you will read a brief description and choose the correct genre, either a,b,or c. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have completed your paper give it to the teacher. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 1. Mary Smith wrote a book about Michael Jordan. This is an example of a/an ________________. <ul><li>a. biography </li></ul><ul><li>b. autobiography </li></ul><ul><li>c. mystery </li></ul>
  13. 13. 2. In a ___________ someone may have something stolen from them that they want returned. <ul><li>Fable </li></ul><ul><li>mystery </li></ul><ul><li>myth </li></ul>
  14. 14. 3. A story that has a moral or lesson is a/an ______________. <ul><li>Fantasy </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul><ul><li>Fable </li></ul>
  15. 15. 4. This type of story contains the element of magic. <ul><li>Myth </li></ul><ul><li>Fantasy </li></ul><ul><li>Fable </li></ul>
  16. 16. a. fable b. mystery c. poetry <ul><li>5. </li></ul><ul><li>The friendly cow, all red and white, </li></ul><ul><li>I love with all my heart; </li></ul><ul><li>She gives me cream with all her might, </li></ul><ul><li>To eat with apple tart. </li></ul><ul><li>This is an example of ______________. </li></ul>
  17. 17. 6. If someone writes a story about himself, it is called a/an ______________. <ul><li>Myth </li></ul><ul><li>Autobiography </li></ul><ul><li>Biography </li></ul>
  18. 18. 7. If a story is written about real information to tell people about something it is ______________. <ul><li>Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Non-fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Fable </li></ul>
  19. 19. 8. John has lost his glasses. He hires a detective to help him find them. This is an example of a __________. <ul><li>a. biography </li></ul><ul><li>b. fable </li></ul><ul><li>c. mystery </li></ul>
  20. 20. 9. This type of story is made up, or not real. <ul><li>a. mystery </li></ul><ul><li>b. fiction </li></ul><ul><li>c. non-fiction </li></ul>
  21. 21. 10. This genre normally consists of stanzas, or lines, of words that often rhyme. <ul><li>a. non-fiction </li></ul><ul><li>b. fiction </li></ul><ul><li>c. poetry </li></ul>
  22. 22. 11. In the story of the Grasshopper and the Ant, the moral is that you should be responsible and get your work done. This is an example of a ____________. <ul><li>a. fable </li></ul><ul><li>b. poetry </li></ul><ul><li>c. mystery </li></ul>
  23. 23. 12. Lucille Ball wrote a book about herself called Love, Lucy . This is an example of a/an __________. <ul><li>a. non-fiction </li></ul><ul><li>b. autobiography </li></ul><ul><li>c. biography </li></ul>
  24. 24. 13. Our teacher wrote a paper about David Shannon. This would be an example of a/an _________. <ul><li>a. biography </li></ul><ul><li>b. autobiography </li></ul><ul><li>c. fiction </li></ul>
  25. 25. 14. The Harry Potter series is a great example of the genre _______ because of the make-believe characters and magic. <ul><li>a. poetry </li></ul><ul><li>b. mystery </li></ul><ul><li>c. fantasy </li></ul>
  26. 26. 15. Jack wrote a book about dogs. It tells us how to teach them tricks. This is a ____________ book. <ul><li>a. fiction </li></ul><ul><li>b. non-fiction </li></ul><ul><li>c. biography </li></ul>
  27. 27. 16. My sister wrote a story about people living in Florida. She made up names for all of the people. This is an example of ____________. <ul><li>a. biography </li></ul><ul><li>b. non-fiction </li></ul><ul><li>c. fiction </li></ul>
  28. 28. 17. I read a book about a missing dog. What kind of book was it? <ul><li>a. mystery </li></ul><ul><li>b. fable </li></ul><ul><li>c. fantasy </li></ul>
  29. 29. 18. My uncle wrote a book about himself. This is a/an __________. <ul><li>a. biography </li></ul><ul><li>b. autobiography </li></ul><ul><li>c. fiction </li></ul>
  30. 30. 19. In the story of the Lion and the Mouse, the mouse proves even the smallest can help the greatest. This is an example of ____________. <ul><li>a. mystery </li></ul><ul><li>b. fantasy </li></ul><ul><li>c. fable </li></ul>
  31. 31. 20. Patty wrote a book telling people about boats. This is an example of _____________. <ul><li>a. fiction </li></ul><ul><li>b. non-fiction </li></ul><ul><li>c. fantasy </li></ul>
  32. 32. 21. Tom wrote a story about Jenny. This is an example of _________. <ul><li>a. biography </li></ul><ul><li>b. autobiography </li></ul><ul><li>c. fiction </li></ul>
  33. 33. 22. Shel Silverstein wrote the following: Tell me who can Catch a toucan? Lou can This is an example of __________. <ul><li>a. poetry </li></ul><ul><li>b. fantasy </li></ul><ul><li>c. fable </li></ul>
  34. 34. 23. A story that has make-believe characters, a made-up setting, and other non-real events is an example of ___________. <ul><li>a. non-fiction </li></ul><ul><li>b. mystery </li></ul><ul><li>c. fiction </li></ul>
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