Genres at a Glance<br />RLA.O.4.1.12:recognize and explain the defining characteristics of genre in literary and informati...
Traditional Literature<br />Stories that are passed down from one group to another in history.  This include folk tales, l...
Fantasy<br />A story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers. Make-believe is wha...
Science Fiction<br />A type of fantasy that uses science and technology (robots, time machine etc.)<br />
Realistic Fiction<br />A story using made-up characters that could happen in real life.<br />
Historical fiction<br />A fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past. Often the setting is r...
Mystery<br />A suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story.<br />
Informational<br />Texts that provide facts about a variety of topics (sports, animals, science, history, careers, travel,...
Biography<br />The story of a real person’s life written by another person.<br />
Autobiography<br />The story of a person’s life written by that person.<br />
Poetry<br />Poetry is verse written to create a response of thought and feeling from the reader. It often uses rhythm and ...
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Genres At A Glance

  1. 1. Genres at a Glance<br />RLA.O.4.1.12:recognize and explain the defining characteristics of genre in literary and informational texts<br />
  2. 2. Traditional Literature<br />Stories that are passed down from one group to another in history. This include folk tales, legends, fable , fairy tales, tall tales and myths from different cultures.<br />
  3. 3. Fantasy<br />A story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers. Make-believe is what this genre is all about.<br />
  4. 4. Science Fiction<br />A type of fantasy that uses science and technology (robots, time machine etc.)<br />
  5. 5. Realistic Fiction<br />A story using made-up characters that could happen in real life.<br />
  6. 6. Historical fiction<br />A 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.<br />
  7. 7. Mystery<br />A suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story.<br />
  8. 8. Informational<br />Texts that provide facts about a variety of topics (sports, animals, science, history, careers, travel, geography, space, weather, etc.)<br />
  9. 9. Biography<br />The story of a real person’s life written by another person.<br />
  10. 10. Autobiography<br />The story of a person’s life written by that person.<br />
  11. 11. Poetry<br />Poetry is verse written to create a response of thought and feeling from the reader. It often uses rhythm and rhyme to help convey its meaning.<br />

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