Fiction Genres: Different Strokes for Different Folks

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Looking for a fun book to read? Do you enjoy fiction? Then think about the previous novels you have read and liked. Identify the genres of your favorite books. Look for more books written in the same genre. Or try something new -- read a genre you have not yet explored.

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Fiction Genres: Different Strokes for Different Folks

  1. 1. Fiction Genres Different Strokes for Different Folks What do YOU like to read?©2013, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  2. 2. Genres • Different types of music, movies, and books -- with books, ask: – Is a book about information and is it all true? (nonfiction) – Has an author used her imagination to create a story? (fiction)©2013, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  3. 3. Nonfiction: Dewey • 100-199: Who am I • 600-699: How will I • 200-299: Who made use science? me • 700-799: BREAK! • 300-399: Who are What we do for fun. my neighbors • 800-899: Back to work, • 400-499: How do I literature talk to my neighbors? • 900-999: Who, what • 500-599: What will I where, when, why, talk about? • 0-99: Everything else©2013, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  4. 4. Fiction • Shelved alphabetical order, author’s last name • Like an authors work, try reading some more • Authors write different styles©2013, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  5. 5. Six Types of Stories • Find what you like • Find similar stories • Makes selecting books easy, fun • Try new story types too • Genres connect us with books©2013, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  6. 6. Adventures • Escape routines • Experience something different • Sports • Mysteries • Supernatural • Horror©2013, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  7. 7. Fantasy & Sci-Fi • Related genres • How “far out” • Reasonable bounds – Science Fiction • Fantasy writers make up all the rules©2013, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  8. 8. Historical Fiction • Presents past • Connects today’s readers • Get involved with history • Historical settings • Based on reality©2013, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  9. 9. Humor • Makes us laugh • Could be silly situation • Could be serious situation • Can find humor in all situations • These books are about fun©2013, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  10. 10. Poetry, Drama & More • Spoken word & rap • Popular genres • Short stories, fast & exciting reads • Plays and other types of scripts • Great read-alouds©2013, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  11. 11. Realistic Fiction • Problem Novels • Contemporary times • Real-world situations • Could happen to us • Solve problems • Learn about life©2013, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  12. 12. Finding a Great Book • Matchmaking process • What interests you? • What have you liked to read? • Genres connect readers with books©2013, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com

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