Genres in Writing 1

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This slide show is a review over organizational patterns in writing for the Quarter 3 District Common Assessment.

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Genres in Writing 1

  1. 1. How to tell the difference among all of the choices.
  2. 2. Writing GenresDescriptiveNarrativeExpositoryPersuasiveResponding to Literature
  3. 3. DescriptiveUse lots of adjectives to describe one or two thingsThese things can be a person, place, thing, or eventMany sensory images help the reader to picture the topic
  4. 4. NarrativeTells a storyUsually about a memorable event or an important experienceThe details answer the 5 W’s:  Who, What, When, Where, Why
  5. 5. ExpositoryWriter gives informationChoices can be:  An explanation  Directions  How to do something
  6. 6. PersuasiveShare opinions or strong feelings on a topicWriter works on convincing the reader to agree with his/her side or ideas
  7. 7. Responding to LiteratureWriter shares his/her thoughts about a particular pieceWriter uses specific examples from the passage to communicate his/her thoughts
  8. 8. Literature Historical Fiction Mystery Science Fiction Fantasy Autobiography Biography Poetry Drama
  9. 9. Historical FictionIs a fictional story using real characters and events to make the story more interesting
  10. 10. MysteryA story that has a problem that needs to be solvedMost often a crime has been committedElements include suspects, police, weapon, victim, crime, witnesses and clues
  11. 11. Science FictionA fictional story that includes elements of science that could possibly happen in the far off future
  12. 12. FantasyA story in which there are imaginary elements: flying horses, magic, or impossibilities
  13. 13. AutobiographyA story where someone other than the person the novel is about tells that person’s life
  14. 14. BiographyA story where the person writes the novel about him/herselfWritten in first person
  15. 15. PoetryMost poems are highly concise, musical, and have emotionally charged language.Poets share thoughts and opinions through the structured form
  16. 16. DramaA story written to be performed by actors on a stageThe script is made up of dialogue and stage directions to tell the actors how to move and speak.

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