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Title: Literary Genres


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Literary Genres
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Genre types of literaturefiction a story
NOT based on fact a made-up storynon-fiction
a TRUE story
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Realistic Fiction
  • Realistic fiction is made up of stories that
    could really happen.
  • Contemporary realistic fiction is realistic
    fiction that is set in modern times.

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Examples of Realistic Fiction
Because of Winn Dixie The Outsiders Dear Mr.
Henshaw Shiloh Bridge to Terabithia Where the Red
Fern Grows So Be It
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Historical Fiction
  • Historical fiction is made up of stories that
    take place in a certain time and place in the
    past.
  • Real historical figures and settings may be
    included in a fiction story.

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Examples of Historical Fiction
The Midwives Apprentice Across Five Aprils The
American Girl Series Little House on the
Prairie Charlie Skedaddle True Confessions of
Charlotte Doyle Sign of the Beaver
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Folklore/Traditional
  • Traditional includes folklore, myths, and fables
    that people told one another over the years.
  • Later the stories were written down.

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Examples of Traditional
Aesops Fables Beauty and the Beast The
Bunyans Cinderella John Henry The Talking
Eggs The Tortoise and the Hare
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Fantasy
  • Fantasy is fiction that has elements that are not
    real. Sometimes this includes talking animals or
    characters with magical powers.
  • Theres usually a conflict between good
    and evil.

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Examples of Fantasy
Alices Adventures in Wonderland Charlottes
Web The Tale of Despereaux Lion, Witch, and the
Wardrobe James and the Giant Peach
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Mystery
  • Mysteries are stories that have a real setting
    and a problem to be solved that includes
  • clues,
  • distractions,
  • and an answer to the problem.

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Examples of Mystery
The House of Dies Drear Nancy Drew The Treehouse
Mystery Mystery of the Midnight
Message Encyclopedia Brown Series Boxcar Children
Mysteries
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Science Fiction
Science Fiction is made up of stories that blend
fact and fiction with futuristic technology.
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Examples of Science Fiction
Aliens for Breakfast A Wrinkle in Time The
Mayflower Project Star Wars Series The Giver
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Poetry
Poetry is verse written to inspire thoughts and
feelings in the reader. It often uses rhyme and
rhythm, or it can be written in free verse.
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Examples of Poetry
Where the Sidewalk Ends New Kid on the
Block Chocolate Dreams Poems A Pizza the Size of
the Sun Love That Dog
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Biography
A biography is the true story of a real persons
life from the past or present written by SOMEONE
else.
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Examples of Biography
Tiger Woods An American Master The Homerun
Kings Babe Ruth and Henry Aaron Clara Barton,
a Red Cross Pioneer Sacagawea Brittany
Spears George W. Bush Barry Bonds
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Informational
Informational books are nonfiction books that
give true facts on a variety of subjects.
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Examples of Informational Writing
BMX Bikes Swimming Flying Animals Whales Tigers Da
nger! Earthquakes Newspapers Encyclopedias
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Autobiography
  • Written by a person about their own life

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Examples of Autobiographies
  • The Diary of Anne Frank
  • Marley and Me
  • Stories I Only Tell my Friends
  • My Life in France
  • Drew Brees

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Drama
  • Written to be performed
  • CHAD (enters stage left) Jane, where have you
    been?

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Examples of Drama
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Hairspray
  • Law and Order
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