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Genre

  1. 1. Genres and literature When you speak about genre and literature, genre means a category, or kind of story. S. Bolmeier/MPS
  2. 2. All categories of books or stories can be called either fiction or non-fiction. <ul><li>Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>a made up story </li></ul><ul><li>can tell about things that could happen </li></ul><ul><li>is read for fun </li></ul><ul><li>characters may be like real people or imaginary </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>has facts that can be checked and proven </li></ul><ul><li>the author is an expert on this information </li></ul><ul><li>it IS TRUE ! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Genre There are many categories of stories and books Here are some of the common ones: Alphabet books “How to” books animal books color books arts and craft books folktales fantasy mystery poetry biographies
  4. 4. Genre These are the choices we will use for our Golden Sower and Newbery quizzes. <ul><li>Realistic Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Fantasy </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Informational </li></ul>
  5. 5. Realistic fiction <ul><li>can be based on a real story </li></ul><ul><li>characters act like real people </li></ul><ul><li>character tries to solve a problem </li></ul><ul><li>story could happen in real life </li></ul><ul><li>some events are historically accurate </li></ul><ul><li>character’s feelings and behaviors are like real life </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fantasy <ul><li>Animal characters may act like people </li></ul><ul><li>characters may have special powers </li></ul><ul><li>characters may be imaginary beings </li></ul><ul><li>setting may be in another time (future) </li></ul><ul><li>usually has a good vs. evil conflict </li></ul><ul><li>may use scientific principles not yet available or discovered </li></ul>             
  7. 7. Poetry <ul><li>page format may look different than other books </li></ul><ul><li>may have rhythm (beat) </li></ul><ul><li>may rhyme </li></ul><ul><li>imaginative and creative </li></ul><ul><li>uses describing or exciting words </li></ul><ul><li>tells a story in verse </li></ul>             
  8. 8. Informational <ul><li>Tells facts that can be looked-up or proven </li></ul><ul><li>tells about real events </li></ul><ul><li>characters have really lived </li></ul><ul><li>may have maps, diagrams and illustrations to explain the facts </li></ul><ul><li>author is an expert on the subject </li></ul>
  9. 9. Traditional Literature <ul><li>tells about the great deeds of a person who may have lived </li></ul><ul><li>may exaggerate a person’s bravery or powers </li></ul><ul><li>probably a long ago setting </li></ul><ul><li>story may be considered a part of the history and culture of a group of people </li></ul><ul><li>magic may be used to solve a problem </li></ul><ul><li>a lesson can be learned from the story </li></ul>             

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