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Copy of Literary Genres-6th Grade ELA

Exploring the various genres within literature.
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Audree Keele

on 20 September 2012

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Transcript of Copy of Literary Genres-6th Grade ELA

Types of Fiction Nonfiction Literary Genres Nonfiction Characteristics of Fiction (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr traditional literature fantasy science fiction realistic fiction historical fiction mystery Some of the different types of fiction are: made up or imaginary stories use of characters and setting primarily read for entertainment 5+7= (cc) image by anemoneprojectors on Flickr Characteristics of: literature which is written about real people, places, and events usually read for informational purposes based on facts that the author believes to be true Genre, n. Subdivided into fiction and nonfiction a French word meaning "kind" or "type". fiction Types of Nonfiction include: other genres include: poetry drama a story meant to be performed emotion expressed through rhythmic verse groups of literary works sharing common characteristics Everyday characters doing everyday things
Realistic, modern setting
Events did not happen, but could have HISTORICAL
FICTION Setting is pre-1970
Characters may be famous people from the past
Plot has real historical events as well as made-up events Traditional
Literature Stories passed down through generations for a long time before being written down
Myths, legends, folk tales, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, tall tales REALISTIC
FICTION Science
Fiction Fantasy that uses technology instead of magic
Often take place in the future
Often includes space and time travel Fantasy Stories involving magic, talking animals,mythological creatures
Setting may be another world
Plot often includes a hero's quest Mystery Suspenseful story with a central puzzling question
Clues move the plot forward until the solution is revealed Biography Bio=life, graphy=writing
The story of a real person's life written by another person Autobiography Auto=self, bio=life, graphy= writing
The story of a real person's life written by that person Informational Purpose is to provide information on a topic
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