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3rd Grade Genre Lesson

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Whitney Holler

on 3 May 2013

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Transcript of 3rd Grade Genre Lesson

Modern Fantasy & Science Fiction What is Modern Fantasy?
Involves magic
Sometimes involves good vs. evil
Creates an different universe
Are not originally told orally
Uses talking characters, such as: mice, dogs, cats, horses, ducks, hamsters, frogs, stuffed animals, and toys
Borrows old stories to create new stories What is Science Fiction? What are some Modern Fantasy Books for YOU?! Talks about what could happen in the future
Based on different parts of science
Also known as "Sci-Fi"
Science Fiction mainly deals with: aliens, space travel, and time travel (usually to the future) Winnie The Pooh by A.A. Milne Charlotte's Web by E.B. White Why it's modern fantasy: the animals talk. Why it's modern fantasy: the stuffed animals take on human traits and talk like real people. The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi Why it's modern fantasy: it involves magic, talking toys, and talking animals. Also shows signs of good vs. evil Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Why it's modern fantasy: it involves magic and good vs. evil Subcategories of Modern Fantasy: Personified animals- animals that act and talk like humans
Personified toys- toys that act and talk like humans
Outlandish characters and situations- out of the ordinary people and places
Magical Powers
Embellished fairy tales- happily ever after Extraordinary worlds- anything special
Supernatural elements- ghosts, spirits, unique abilities
Time slips- going to the future or the past
High fantasy- another world Subcategories of Science Fiction: Projecting scientific principles- science within the real world
Utopian & Dystopian societies- societies different then ours
Surviving environmental catastrophes- survival in future settings such as pollution, overpopulation or destruction
Science fantasies- based on imagination What are some Science Fiction books for YOU!? Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly Why it's science fiction: a monster is created by using science The Duplicate by William Sleator Why it's science fiction: it projects scientific principles- cloning Floodland by Marcus Sedgewick Why it's science fiction: it is futuristic and deals with global warming The Giver by Lois Lowry Why it's science fiction: it contains a different type of society and a conflicting world
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