Literature Genres By  Sandrelle Richards
Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Made up story, not true </li></ul><ul><li>Characters, setting, plot are not real </li></ul><ul><...
Fantasy Fiction <ul><li>Made up story, not true </li></ul><ul><li>Characters, setting, plot are not real </li></ul><ul><li...
Historical Fiction <ul><li>Made up characters </li></ul><ul><li>Made up story </li></ul><ul><li>Setting takes place during...
Nonfiction <ul><li>True,real facts </li></ul><ul><li>Informs, gives you information </li></ul><ul><li>May have real photos...
Biography <ul><li>Nonfiction about a real person’s life </li></ul><ul><li>Person could be dead or living </li></ul><ul><li...
Folktales <ul><li>Made up stories from long time ago </li></ul><ul><li>May teach a lesson </li></ul><ul><li>May come from ...
Fables <ul><li>Fiction, not true </li></ul><ul><li>Short in length </li></ul><ul><li>Talking animals </li></ul><ul><li>Tea...
Legends <ul><li>May or may not be true </li></ul><ul><li>Passed on from generation to generation </li></ul><ul><li>From a ...
Myths <ul><li>Fiction, not true </li></ul><ul><li>May have magic </li></ul><ul><li>May have heroic characters  </li></ul><...
Poems <ul><li>Has stanzas, not paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>May or may not rhyme </li></ul><ul><li>May repeat lines </li><...
Plays/ Dramas <ul><li>Short story act out in front of an audience </li></ul><ul><li>Written with scenes/acts </li></ul><ul...
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  1. 1. Literature Genres By Sandrelle Richards
  2. 2. Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Made up story, not true </li></ul><ul><li>Characters, setting, plot are not real </li></ul><ul><li>Could never happen </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Junie B. Jones </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fantasy Fiction <ul><li>Made up story, not true </li></ul><ul><li>Characters, setting, plot are not real </li></ul><ul><li>Could never happen </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Berenstein Bears </li></ul>
  4. 4. Historical Fiction <ul><li>Made up characters </li></ul><ul><li>Made up story </li></ul><ul><li>Setting takes place during a real time in our history </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Addie’s World (America Girl Book) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Nonfiction <ul><li>True,real facts </li></ul><ul><li>Informs, gives you information </li></ul><ul><li>May have real photos,graphs,captions, diagrams, table of contents, glossary </li></ul><ul><li>Example: All About Reptiles </li></ul>
  6. 6. Biography <ul><li>Nonfiction about a real person’s life </li></ul><ul><li>Person could be dead or living </li></ul><ul><li>Tells why person is famous </li></ul><ul><li>Facts, events,dates </li></ul><ul><li>Example: The Life of Barack Obama </li></ul>
  7. 7. Folktales <ul><li>Made up stories from long time ago </li></ul><ul><li>May teach a lesson </li></ul><ul><li>May come from a different country </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Mr.Lucky Straw </li></ul>
  8. 8. Fables <ul><li>Fiction, not true </li></ul><ul><li>Short in length </li></ul><ul><li>Talking animals </li></ul><ul><li>Teach a lesson or moral </li></ul><ul><li>Example: The Tortoise and the Hare </li></ul>
  9. 9. Legends <ul><li>May or may not be true </li></ul><ul><li>Passed on from generation to generation </li></ul><ul><li>From a long time ago </li></ul><ul><li>May have magic </li></ul><ul><li>Example: The Legend of Blue Bonnet </li></ul>
  10. 10. Myths <ul><li>Fiction, not true </li></ul><ul><li>May have magic </li></ul><ul><li>May have heroic characters </li></ul><ul><li>May have to do with nature </li></ul><ul><li>May have gods and come from Greek or Roman times </li></ul><ul><li>Example: King Midas </li></ul>
  11. 11. Poems <ul><li>Has stanzas, not paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>May or may not rhyme </li></ul><ul><li>May repeat lines </li></ul><ul><li>Talks about feelings, senses </li></ul><ul><li>May compare things </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Were the Sidewalk Ends </li></ul>
  12. 12. Plays/ Dramas <ul><li>Short story act out in front of an audience </li></ul><ul><li>Written with scenes/acts </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking parts called dialog </li></ul><ul><li>Stage directions </li></ul><ul><li>May have a narrator </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Jungle Spots </li></ul>

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