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Genres

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Genres

  1. 1. Genres Mrs. Maness Fourth Grade NWEMS - Fall 2009
  2. 2. Main Genre Groups <ul><li>Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Nonfiction </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fiction <ul><li>Story based on the imagination of the author </li></ul><ul><li>Written to entertain the reader </li></ul><ul><li>Characterized by a setting , characters , dialog (talking), problem/conflict , climax , and solution </li></ul>
  4. 4. Fiction Subgroups <ul><li>Traditional Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Fantasy </li></ul><ul><li>Science Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Mystery </li></ul>
  5. 5. Traditional Literature <ul><li>Stories that are passed down from one group to another in history . </li></ul><ul><li>Includes folktales , legends , fables , fairytales , tall tales , and myths from different cultures. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fantasy <ul><li>Story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers . </li></ul><ul><li>Make-believe is what this genre is all about. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Science Fiction <ul><li>A type of fantasy that uses science and technology </li></ul><ul><li>Robots , space , time machines , aliens , etc. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Story using made-up characters that could happen in real life </li></ul>
  9. 9. Historical Fiction <ul><li>Fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past </li></ul><ul><li>Often the setting is real , but the characters are made up from the author’s imagination </li></ul>
  10. 10. Mystery <ul><li>Suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story </li></ul>
  11. 11. What Genre Is This Book? <ul><li>Using what you know about book genres, what genre do you think this book belongs? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you know? </li></ul>
  12. 12. What Genre Is This Book? <ul><li>Using what you know about book genres, what genre do you think this book belongs? </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic fiction because it looks like it is going to tell a story about something that could happen (maybe a fire?) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Nonfiction <ul><li>Written work based on facts </li></ul><ul><li>Written to inform the reader </li></ul><ul><li>Characterized by providing information about topics; various text structures; providing information </li></ul>
  14. 14. Nonfiction Subgroups <ul><li>Informational </li></ul><ul><li>Biography </li></ul><ul><li>Autobiography </li></ul>
  15. 15. Informational <ul><li>Texts that provide facts about a variety of topics such as sports , animals , science , history , careers , travel , geography , space , weather , etc.) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Biography <ul><li>The story of a real person’s life written by another person </li></ul>
  17. 17. Autobiography <ul><li>The story of a real person’s life that is written by that person (the author) </li></ul>
  18. 18. What Genre Is This Book? <ul><li>Using what you know about book genres, what genre do you think this book belongs? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you know? </li></ul>
  19. 19. What Genre Is This Book? <ul><li>Using what you know about book genres, what genre do you think this book belongs? </li></ul><ul><li>Informational </li></ul><ul><li>because it looks like it will give information about a topic (tornadoes). </li></ul>
  20. 20. Poetry <ul><li>Written to create a response of thought and feeling from the reader, or express feeling </li></ul><ul><li>Often uses rhythm and rhyme to help convey its meaning </li></ul>
  21. 21. What Genre Is This Book? <ul><li>Using what you know about book genres, what genre do you think this book belongs? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you know? </li></ul>
  22. 22. What Genre Is This Book? <ul><li>Using what you know about book genres, what genre do you think this book belongs? </li></ul><ul><li>Autobiography </li></ul><ul><li>because it is the story of a real person’s life written by that person (Martin Luther King, Jr.) </li></ul>
  23. 23. What Genre Is This Book? <ul><li>Using what you know about book genres, what genre do you think this book belongs? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you know? </li></ul>
  24. 24. What Genre Is This Book? <ul><li>Using what you know about book genres, what genre do you think this book belongs? </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>because it is a book with songs, which are forms of poetry </li></ul>
  25. 25. What Genre Is This Book? <ul><li>Using what you know about book genres, what genre do you think this book belongs? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you know? </li></ul>
  26. 26. What Genre Is This Book? <ul><li>Using what you know about book genres, what genre do you think this book belongs? </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Fiction because it looks like it is going to be a story that takes place in a past time period </li></ul>

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