What
is
genre?
Get out your pencil and genre
handout and keep the whiteboard
and markers nearby.
Genre
• A category of literary works
Fiction Nonfiction
Books
Adventure Mystery Fantasy Thriller
-dominated by action
-Involves risk and
excitement
-contains elements that
are not realistic, such
as talking animals and
magic
-centered around a
historical situation or
set in a historical period
-novel involving a crime,
investigation, a puzzle
or strange event
-takes place in modern
times and includes
events that could
happen
-story about science and
technology of the future
-Set in space, the future
or different world
-revolves around
suspense
-emphasizes danger
-often includes horror
and action books
Let’s test your
understanding.
What is genre?
What is genre?
What is genre?
What is genre?
What is genre?
What is genre?
What is genre?
What is genre?
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  • Ask them if they know what genre isTalk about how music, movies and books all have genres
  • Write definition at the top of the worksheetShow how books are divided
  • Ask each group to write down how they would define the adventure genreGive definition, let them write it on their handoutList a few examplesAsk them to raise their hand if this was listed as one of their favorite genres from last lessonLet’s write a few examples
  • Print copies of the stickers, have one set at each tableI show a book, read the back and they have to hold up which genre they believe it fits into
  • What is genre?

    1. 1. What is genre? Get out your pencil and genre handout and keep the whiteboard and markers nearby.
    2. 2. Genre • A category of literary works Fiction Nonfiction Books Adventure Mystery Fantasy Thriller
    3. 3. -dominated by action -Involves risk and excitement
    4. 4. -contains elements that are not realistic, such as talking animals and magic
    5. 5. -centered around a historical situation or set in a historical period
    6. 6. -novel involving a crime, investigation, a puzzle or strange event
    7. 7. -takes place in modern times and includes events that could happen
    8. 8. -story about science and technology of the future -Set in space, the future or different world
    9. 9. -revolves around suspense -emphasizes danger -often includes horror and action books
    10. 10. Let’s test your understanding.

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