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Genres

  1. 1. Literary Genres
  2. 2. What is a Genre? <ul><li>Definition: categories used to group different types of literary work (like non-fiction, fiction and poetry). </li></ul>
  3. 3. Non-fiction Books <ul><li>Non-fiction books contain “informational” material. All of the information found in non-fiction books are factual. None of the information is “make-believe.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Examples of Non-fiction Books <ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Cooking </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Animals/Pets </li></ul><ul><li>World Record Books </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Music/Art </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul>
  5. 5. Biographies <ul><li>Definition- A true account written about a person’s life. </li></ul><ul><li>Autobiography- The biography of a person written by that person. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Question… <ul><li>What are some non-fiction books that you have read? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fiction Books <ul><li>Fiction books are stories that are made-up by the author. Although these books can include some factual information, the book is primarily “make-believe.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Examples of Fiction Books <ul><li>Junie B. Jones </li></ul><ul><li>Diary of a Wimpy Kid </li></ul><ul><li>A to Z Mysteries </li></ul><ul><li>Amber Brown </li></ul><ul><li>Horrible Harry </li></ul><ul><li>Ramona Quimby </li></ul><ul><li>Magic Tree House </li></ul>
  9. 9. Different Types of Fiction <ul><li>Realistic Fiction - These are fictional stories that seem like they could really happen. The characters in these books have no special powers or abilities- they are just like you! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Different Types of Fiction <ul><li>Science Fiction- These are fictional books that include elements of science (like aliens or time travel). These books can include the discovering of new worlds and the exploring of the unknown. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Different Types of Fiction <ul><li>Historical Fiction - These stories take the reader back to a particular time period where they learn about the everyday life of a person. The story’s character may interact with actual historic figures (like Ben Franklin or Abraham Lincoln), but usually, the main character is made-up. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Different Types of Fiction <ul><li>Mystery- In most mysteries, a crime has been committed and the reader wants to figure out who did it. Most mysteries are very suspenseful and are full of twists. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Different Types of Fiction <ul><li>Fantasy- These stories are filled with magical worlds where anything is possible. These stories include characters with magical powers (like Harry Potter) or magical beings (like unicorns). </li></ul>
  14. 14. Question… <ul><li>What are your favorite fictional stories? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Bibliography <ul><li>Children’s Literature Genres, http://www.alpine.k12.ut.us./depts/media/elemlessons_rev/m4-collections/lesson2cl_genre.html </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionary.com, http://www.dictionary.com </li></ul><ul><li>Genre Study: A Collaborative Approach, http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lessonview.asp?id=270 </li></ul>

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