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GENRE. Just a way of saying ‘ different ’ categories or types of books. How about. historical fiction realistic fiction * adventure * mystery * animal stories * contemporary science fiction. autobiography biography fantasy folklore poetry nonfiction.
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GENRE Just a way of saying ‘different’ categories or types of books
How about... • historical fiction • realistic fiction *adventure *mystery *animal stories *contemporary • science fiction • autobiography • biography • fantasy • folklore • poetry • nonfiction
Can you tell me your favorite genres? N O N - F I C T I O N F I C T I O N
Fiction or Non-fiction? Auto-biography Folklore Poetry Science Fiction Fantasy Realistic Fiction Biography Historical Fiction
Autobiography • Factual story about a real person in the past or in the present. • Written by the person the story is about.
Biography • Factual story about a real person in the past or in the present. • Written by someone else. President George Washington
Fantasy • Characters may solve a problem by using magic or some other impossible strategy. Characters allowed to have traits that we know are physically impossible.
Poetry • Verse written to evoke thoughts and feeling in the reader. • Often uses rhythm and rhyme to convey its message.
POETRY (example) I’m Nobody, Who Are You? I'm nobody! Who are you?Are you nobody, too?Then there's a pair of us -don't tell!They'd banish us, you know.How dreary to be somebody!How public, like a frogTo tell your name the livelong dayTo an admiring bog! I’m Nobody, Who are You? By Emily Dickinson
Nonfiction • Books that contain factual information about a subject, or reference books in general (like encyclopedias).
Nonfiction Example Earhart’s story on the clip could be considered a Nonfiction Biography
HistoricalFiction • Stories that take place in a real location at a particular time in the past. • Characters may be fictional or real. • Some real events are mixed with fictional events of the time.
RealisticFiction • Stories that involve characters and events that appear to be realistic. I read the book & I realized that something like that happened to me.
Science Fiction • Stories in which the major events rely on scientific fact, discovery, or exploration and/or characters who are alien to Earth. • Setting may be Earth or some other space location.
Genre practice • Bucket of books and genre book marks • As a group place the correct bookmark in the books in your bucket/basket. Every book will have a bookmark. • Do your best! The team that finishes first with their books marked correctly, will win a prize.