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Non Fiction

  1. 1. Elements of Literature: GENRE Mrs. Bentheim, 6 th Grade Reading
  2. 2. <ul><li>Literature = written or spoken material </li></ul>
  3. 3. Genre = a type of literature ; a style of expressing yourself
  4. 4. Fiction <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>
  5. 5. Non-Fiction <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>
  6. 6. What are the main characteristics of each genre? <ul><ul><li>How will you recognize that genre? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What will you see in these types of books or stories? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What will you hear? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Non-Fiction Genres
  8. 9. Informational <ul><li>tells facts that can be looked-up or proven </li></ul><ul><li>tells about real events </li></ul><ul><li>real characters (or people) </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. 11. Biography <ul><li>story of a real person's life </li></ul><ul><li>written or told by another person </li></ul>
  10. 13. Autobiography <ul><li>also known as memoir </li></ul><ul><li>story of a real person's life </li></ul><ul><li>written or told by that person </li></ul>
  11. 15. Poetry <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>
  12. 16. Name that Genre! <ul><li>Teams </li></ul><ul><li>A book will be shared by Mrs. B. </li></ul><ul><li>Team spokesperson will write the team’s answer and SILENTLY RAISE THE MINI WHITE BOARD . </li></ul><ul><li>The teams with correct answers earn points. </li></ul>
  13. 17. Finally … <ul><li>Share two things you learned today with the person next to you. </li></ul><ul><li>Write those two things in the L section of your K-W-L chart. </li></ul>

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