Genres of books

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Genres of books

  1. 1. Genres of Books When you speak about genre and books, genre means a category or kind of book .
  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>Characters and settings may be like real people and places or imaginary </li></ul><ul><li>Non-fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Has facts that can be checked or 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 <ul><li>There are many catagories of stories and books. </li></ul><ul><li>Some common ones are: </li></ul><ul><li>Alphabet Books “How to” Books </li></ul><ul><li>Fairy Tales Folktales </li></ul><ul><li>Fantasy Mystery </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry Biographies </li></ul>
  4. 4. Major Genres of Fiction <ul><li>Fantasy </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Mystery </li></ul><ul><li>Science Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic Fiction </li></ul>
  5. 5. Fantasy <ul><li>Animal characters, dolls or toys may act like people. </li></ul><ul><li>Characters may have special or magical powers. </li></ul><ul><li>Setting may be in another time or an extraordinary world. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually has a good vs. evil conflict. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Historical Fiction <ul><li>Stories focus on events and people of the past </li></ul><ul><li>Problems of characters are typical of the time period </li></ul><ul><li>Shows an accurate picture of an historical period. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mystery <ul><li>Suspenseful plot – often involving a crime. </li></ul><ul><li>Suspects and motives are considered. </li></ul><ul><li>Clues throughout the story lead to a solution of the problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion ties up all unanswered questions. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Science Fiction <ul><li>Stories may involve science or technology of the future. </li></ul><ul><li>May use theories that could be partly true. </li></ul><ul><li>May take place in the future, space or a different universe or dimension. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Takes place in modern times. </li></ul><ul><li>Characters act like real people and are involved in events that could happen. </li></ul><ul><li>Characters feelings and behaviors are like real life. </li></ul><ul><li>Tries to solve a problem that could happen today. </li></ul>

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