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Title: Genre Notes

Genre Notes
  • Heather Deal, JFMS, 2010

Basket 4 Mystery / Suspense
  • Characteristics
  • There will be some type of crime or unexplained
  • The main character will try to solve the mystery.
  • The author will leave clues to help the reader
    find the solution.
  • Creates fear or suspense in the reader
  • Character encounters supernatural forces such as

Basket 4 Mystery
  • Titles/Authors
  • Joan Lowery Nixon
  • Lois Duncan
  • Caroline B. Cooney
  • Agatha Christie
  • Mary Higgins Clark
  • Avi
  • Mary Downing Hahn
  • Anthony Horowitz
  • Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • R. L. Stine

Basket 5 Biography/Autobiography/Memoir
  • Characteristics
  • The events and people are real.
  • Only important events will be included.
  • Biography a story about someones life written
    by someone else.
  • Autobiography a story about someones life
    written by themselves.
  • Memoir a short account of the authors
    experiences written by themselves.

Basket 5 Biography/Autobiography/Memoir
  • Titles/Authors
  • Elizabeth Partridge
  • Matt Christopher
  • Milton Meltzer
  • Jerry Spinelli Knots in My Yo-Yo Strings
  • Walter Dean Myers Bad Boy A Memoir
  • Guts by Gary Paulsen

Basket 6 Informational
  • Characteristics
  • The whole book will be about one main topic and
    will not tell a story.
  • There will be specialized vocabulary words.
  • Purpose is to inform.

Basket 6 Informational
  • Titles / Authors
  • Kingfisher books
  • Russell Freedman
  • Jim Murphy

Basket 7 Historical Fiction
  • Characteristics
  • The setting is the past.
  • Real people and events may be mentioned but the
    main characters arent real.
  • Words that are no longer common may be used.

Basket 7 Historical Fiction
  • Titles/Authors
  • Lois Lowry
  • Pam Munoz Ryan Esperanza Rising
  • Richard Peck A Long Way From Chicago
  • Christopher Paul Curtis Bud, Not Buddy
  • Ann Rinaldi Give Me Liberty
  • Avi Dont You Know Theres A War On?
  • Karen Cushman Catherine, Called Birdy
  • Karen Hesse Out of the Dust
  • Mildred Taylor Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Basket 8 Traditional Literature
  • Characteristics
  • Stories passed down for generations by oral
    storytelling (Myths, legends, folk tales, etc)
  • Class literature that has remained popular over
    the years
  • Most books have been made into movies.
  • Higher level vocabulary!

Basket 8 Traditional Literature
  • Titles/Authors
  • Aesops Fables
  • Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur
    Conan Doyle
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain