First brain storm words associated with your genre
a narrative, protagonist, characters that are placed in dangerous situations, a tale of someones adventures. The action genre features lots of physical action often surronding a mission or adventures, this genre usually involves a crime and is often set in locations like jungles, deserts, or mountains. Adventure novels and movies often overlap with other genres.
Genre is a French word meaning kind or group It is pronounced jon-ra
The word genre refers to: a category of •Artistic •Musical or •Literarycomposition characterized by a particular style, form, or content.
Fiction • Story based on the imagination of the author • Written to entertain the reader • Characterized by a setting, characters, dialogue (talking), problem/conflict, climax and solution
Fiction Subgroups • Fantasy • Romance • Adventure • Crime Fiction • Horror • Science Fiction • Mystery • Historical Fiction • Realistic Fiction• Traditional Literature
• Fantasy • Romance • Adventure • Crime Fiction • Horror • Science Fiction • Mystery • Historical Fiction • Realistic Fiction• Traditional Literature
CONVENTIONSA particular genre includes certain basic ingredients which we call conventions
CONVENTIONS Texts often fit into multiple genres Can you think of an example of a novel whichcombines Science Fiction, Romance, Adventure and Horror
Mystery• Suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story
Historical Fiction • Fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past • Often the setting is real, but the characters are made up from the author’s imagination
Traditional Literature • Stories that are passed down from one group to another in history. • Includes folktales, legends, fables, fairytales, tall tales, and myths from different cultures.
Horror• Baddies, supernatural creatures like vampires, victims, believers and sceptics of the supernatural, innocent children and young women, hero, saviour, slayers, mad scientists clever experts.• Isolated places, dark places, cemeteries, good versus evil, revenge, courage, justice, suspense, killing.
Realistic Fiction• Story using made-up characters that could happen in real life
Fantasy• Story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers. Magic users (wizards); royalty (princesses); unreal creatures (dragons); hero/heroine• Quest to overcome obstacles• Enchanted places, castles, forests, medieval time• Good versus evil, honourable qualities, friendship• Successive volumes
Science Fiction • A type of fantasy that uses science and technology • Robots, space, time machines, aliens, time travel • Conflict with invaders • A quest to overcome obstacles • Set in the future (advanced or regressive) • Good versus evil • Friendship, honourable qualities, human potential, ethics
Crime Fiction • Fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past • Often the setting is real, but the characters are made up from the author’s imagination • Crime solved by detective involves interpretation of clues, villains, mysterious settings, danger, weapons suspense and tension
GROUP TASK• In groups, you will be assigned one genre to research. You are to collect images, film titles, authors, novel covers etc. that are classified as part of your assigned genre and make An electronic collage from your findings. Then answer the following questions:• What elements need to be in a story to classify it under this genre?• Write a list that others could use as a guide to help them recognize which texts are part of this genre.• You will present your findings to the class.
Some examples from last year’s Year 8 students…