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Title: Literature Genres


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Literature Genres
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Genres and literature
  • When you speak about genre and literature, genre
    means a category, or kind of story.

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All categories of books or stories can be called
either fiction or non-fiction.
  • Fiction
  • a made up story
  • can tell about things that could happen
  • is read for fun
  • characters may be like real people or imaginary
  • Non-Fiction
  • has facts that can be checked and proven
  • the author is an expert on this information
  • it IS TRUE!

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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 Crash Owl
Moon Shiloh Summer of the Swans Babysitter Club
series
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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
A Boy at War Across Five Aprils Ben and Me The
Butterfly Charlie Skedaddle Sign of the
Beaver Titanic Crossing Dear America Series
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Folklore
Folklore includes stories, myths, and fables that
people told one another over the years. Later the
stories were written down.
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Examples of Folklore
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 Wreck of the Zephyr Lion, Witch, and
the Wardrobe Lord of the Rings Harry Potter
Series
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Fairy Tale
  • Special beginning and/or ending words - Once upon
    a time...and they lived happily ever after.
  • Good character
  • Evil character
  • Royalty and/or a castle usually present
  • Magic happens
  • Problem and a Solution
  • Things often happen in "threes" or "sevens"

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Examples of Fairy Tale
  • The Dog and Her Little Glass Slipper
  • Cinderella
  • The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid
    Tales

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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 Never Say Die 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 My Best
Friend is Invisible Star Wars The Time Machine
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Adventure
  • The characters (and the reader) can always expect
  • the worst - the main characters can, and usually
    do,
  • have everything thrown at them. Action, action
    and
  • more action are hallmarks of a good
  • adventure/suspense book. The entire read is a
    roller
  • coaster ride of chills and excitement with the
    last
  • stop (and page) not always ending in happiness.
    And
  • finally, there must be a villain, for without a
  • foewithout an adversary, there can be no
  • adventureno
  • suspense.

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Examples of Adventure
  • The Whipping Boy
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • Abels Island
  • The Cay

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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 Mammalabilia A
Pizza the Size of the Sun Love That Dog
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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
Dirt Bikes Flying Animals Danger!
Earthquakes Newspapers Encyclopedias
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Biography
A biography is the true story of a real persons
life from the past or present.
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Examples of Biography
Tiger Woods An American Master The
HomerunKings BabeRuth and Henry Aaron Clara
Barton, a Red Cross Pioneer Sacagawea
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