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Genre presentation

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This PPT was used to introduce 4th and 5th grade students to literary genres.

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Genre presentation

  1. 1. Literary Genres Categories within fiction and nonfiction
  2. 2. Author’s Purpose Review Persuade Inform Explain Entertain
  3. 3. Author’s Purpose Persuade Inform Explain Entertain <ul><li>Fiction Nonfiction </li></ul>
  4. 4. Author’s Purpose Persuade Inform Explain Entertain <ul><li>Fiction Nonfiction </li></ul>
  5. 5. Author’s Purpose Persuade Inform Explain Entertain <ul><li>Fiction Nonfiction </li></ul>
  6. 6. Author’s Purpose Persuade Inform Explain Entertain <ul><li>Fiction Nonfiction </li></ul>
  7. 7. Author’s Purpose Persuade Inform Explain Entertain <ul><li>Fiction Nonfiction </li></ul>
  8. 8. Author’s Purpose Persuade Inform Explain Entertain <ul><li>Fiction Nonfiction </li></ul>
  9. 9. Author’s Purpose Persuade Inform Explain Entertain <ul><li>Fiction Nonfiction </li></ul>
  10. 10. Author’s Purpose Persuade Inform Explain Entertain <ul><li>Fiction Nonfiction </li></ul>
  11. 11. Author’s Purpose Persuade Inform Explain Entertain <ul><li>Fiction Nonfiction </li></ul>?
  12. 12. Fiction Nonfiction <ul><li>Today we are taking a closer look into some of the subcategories of fiction and nonfiction. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about how author’s purpose fits into these subcategories of fiction and nonfiction. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Fiction Nonfiction <ul><li>Realistic Fiction Traditional Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Mystery Informational </li></ul><ul><li>Adventure Biography/Autobiographies </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Fantasy </li></ul><ul><li>Science Fiction </li></ul>
  14. 14. Realistic Fiction <ul><li>  Stories that take place in modern times. </li></ul><ul><li>Events could happen in real life. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Mystery <ul><li>Puzzling event or situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Something unknown. </li></ul><ul><li>Solving a crime. </li></ul><ul><li>Centered around a person who investigates wrongdoing. </li></ul><ul><li>Centered around a person or persons employed to obtain secret information. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Adventure <ul><li>Main theme--Risk or danger. </li></ul><ul><li>Face-paced plot focuses on actions of the main character. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Historical Fiction <ul><li>Time and place from the past. </li></ul><ul><li>Mixture of factual and fictional characters or events. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Fantasy <ul><li>Contains elements that are not realistic. </li></ul><ul><li>Talking animals </li></ul><ul><li>Magical powers </li></ul><ul><li>Medieval universe </li></ul><ul><li>Mythical beings </li></ul>
  19. 19. Science Fiction <ul><li>  Stories about science and technology of the future. </li></ul><ul><li>Settings: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On a different world/universe </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Traditional Literature <ul><li>  Long ago setting. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses magic or exaggeration to solve problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Story is passed down from other generations. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Informational <ul><li>F actual information about people, events, places. </li></ul><ul><li>May have maps, photos, diagrams, illustrations, or charts to help explain the facts. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Biographies/Autobiographies <ul><li>True story about a real person’s life from the past or present. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Today you will be looking for a library book from 1 of these genres using your genre passport as a guide. Fiction Nonfiction <ul><li>Realistic Fiction Traditional Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Mystery Informational </li></ul><ul><li>Adventure Biography/Autobiographies </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Fantasy </li></ul><ul><li>Science Fiction </li></ul>
  24. 24. Questions ?

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