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Genre Study: Adventure

This prezi goes over the definition, characteristics, and books that within this genre.

Sara Baker

on 27 September 2012

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Transcript of Genre Study: Adventure

By: Sara Baker, Tony Marchese,
Jennifer Anderberg Adventure Genre Hero/Heroine
Journey or quest
Can be the villain
Action/violence of some kind
Resolution to the problem Definition The adventure genre is one where it can mesh into other genres Criteria Hero/Heroine
Usually ideal character
Can be flawed
Strong, smart, trustworthy
Sometimes groups
Role is to defeat the villain
Examples: Harry Potter, Pippi Longstocking, Huckelberry Finn, Percy Jackson Criteria The Villain
Often opposite hero
Use strengths for bad
Quest is usually result of villains actions
Clearly shows children what is bad and how not to act
Examples: Lord Voldemort, Captain Hook, Shere Khan Action and Violence
What makes the story suspenseful
Causes reader to fear for hero/heroine
Pinnacle of adventure story is during final confrontation
Hero is always the winner, but villain can change for the better
How action/violence unfolds depends on the writer
Examples: Pirate fights, magic battles with wands, fist fights Criteria The Quest
Motivated by a person, group, curiosity
Settings only limited by person's imagination
Some have started in dreams, under beds, behind clothing in deep closet
Resolution found at end Criteria Look at age group, interest, nothing offensive
Ask questions like:
"Are the books you are choosing going to provide enjoyment, an overall positive experience, and teach them something along the way?
Will it get them asking appropriate questions?
Will you be able to draw from it or transition into other activities, if that is a goal?"
Awards Criteria 1. The Count of Monte Cristo by: Alexandre Dumas
2. The lord of The Rings by: J RR Tolkien
3. Journey to the Center of the Earth by: Jules Verne
4. Alice in Wonderland by: Lewis Carroll
5. James and the Giant Peach by: Roald Dahl
6. Charlie and the Chocolate factory by: Roald Dahl
7. The Time Machine by: H.G. Wells
8. Neverending story by: Michael Ende translator: Ralph Manheim
9. Pippi Longstocking by: Astrid Lindgren
10. Huckelberry Finn by: Mark Twain
11. Peter Pan by: J. M. Barrie
12. The Lion King Six New Adventures has many authors: http://www.lionkingpride.net/books.html
13. In the night kitchen by: Maurice Sendak
14. Outside over there by: Maurice Sendak
15. Where the wild things are by: Maurice Sendak
16. The Great Big Book of Pirates by: Malam John
17. Odd and the Frost Giants by: Neil Gaiman
18. The Adventures of Tintin by: Hergé
19. Harry Potter Series by: J. K. Rowling
20. Chronicles of Narnia by: C. S. Lewis
21. Series of unfortunate Events by: Lemony Snicket (the pen name of American author Daniel Handler)
22. The Emerald Atlas by: John Stephens
23. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by: Rick Riordan
24. The Kane Chronicles by: Rick Riordan
25. Scooby Doo series by: James Gelsey
26. Madeline books by: Ludwig Bemelmans
27. Treasure Island by: Robert Louis Stevenson
28. Jumanji by: Chris Van Allsburg List of Books Websites Babbley, F. What factors and criteria to consider when selecting, choosing, and evaluating children's books. Retrieved from Hubpages website: http://friedababbley.hubpages.com/hub/factors-for-selecting-and-evaluating-books-for-children# References Students will get into groups of four based by counting from 1 - 5. They will play the game Jumanji and on each square come up with ideas of how to overcome the obstacle. Students will play until one person wins. Activity About a brother and sister who play a game while their parents are at an opera.
Caldecott Winner
Heros: Judy and Peter
Villain: The game itself
Action/Violence: Obstacles from the game like the lions, monkeys, rhinos
Quest: To finish the game Jumanji By: Chris Van Allsburg http://librarybooklists.org/fiction/children/jadventure.htm http://www.kidsreads.com/reviews/genres/adventure http://www.cyoa.com/ Turner, J. (2012). Characteristics of adventure fiction. Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/list_6820162_characteristics-adventure-fiction.html
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