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Library lesson about the different literary genres. Oklahoma Reading PASS Obj. 5.1 (3rd grade), 4.1 (4th grade), & 4.2 (5th grade)

Library lesson about the different literary genres. Oklahoma Reading PASS Obj. 5.1 (3rd grade), 4.1 (4th grade), & 4.2 (5th grade)

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  • 1. Literary GenresReading Pass Obj: 5.1 (3rd), 4.1 (4th), 4.2 (5th)
  • 2. What is GENRE?Particular class or type of book. Two of thebroadest genres are FICTION and NON-FICTION.Even both of these can be broken downfurther.
  • 3. Non-FictionThese are broken down by the DeweyDecimal System into different categories.There are also some of the different genresthat will be located in the non-fiction sectionjust because of the way they DDS works.
  • 4. FictionMany different types that aren’t necessarilybroken into “sections” in a library like theywould be in a book store.
  • 5. Picture Books/Picture Story BooksChildren’s story booksthat provide a “visual”experience. Truepicture books have lesswords / story, whilepicture story bookshave a story withillustrations thatcompliment the story.
  • 6. Traditional LiteratureMany of these will be found in the 398.2non-fiction section of a library.
  • 7. Traditional LiteratureFolktales - feature “commonfolks” such as peasants.Some make-believe elementslike talking animals. Seekto explain things aboutreal-life.Fairy Tales - “magic stories”filled with dream-likepossibilities. Featuremagical and enchantedforces, but has “happily-ever-after” ending.
  • 8. Traditional Literature Fables - short stories, in verse or prose, with a moral ending. Credited to Aesop, who told tales of animals and other inanimate objects that teach lessons about life. Legends - Based in history, these stories embellish the life of a real person. Facts & adventures of the person are exaggerated.
  • 9. Traditional LiteratureMyths - portraythemselves as representinga distant past. Containcommon themes andcharacters, often “gods”.Attempt to explainbeginning of word, naturalphenomena, relationshipsbetween gods & humans.
  • 10. Historical Fiction Written to portray a time period or convey information about a specific time period or historical event. Much/most of the incidents do occur, but the characters in the story don’t really exist.
  • 11. Modern FantasyDon’t say when theyoccur. Could be in thepast, could be in thepresent. Readers mustaccept elements andstory lines that can’tbe true. Can havetalking animals, sciencefiction, supernatural,or horror.
  • 12. Realistic Fiction Written for today’s youth. Contain real- world situations set in today’s world. Stuff could happen, but characters aren’t real.
  • 13. BiographyForm of non-fictionthat is based on thelife of a real person.Autobiography meansthat it was writtenby the person thatit’s about.
  • 14. Poetry & Drama In the 800 section of the non-fiction books. Introduces children to verse, prose, rhythm, rhyme, writing styles, literary devices, symbolism, analogies, & metaphors.
  • 15. Wrap Up!Write THREE genres that you like to read.Write TWO genres that you’d like to try.Write your favorite genre.