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Literary Genres

An in-depth Unit for Literary Genres - Second Grade

Megan Dingee

on 28 May 2013

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A category
or kind of story Literary Genres Fiction Nonfiction Poetry Drama Folklore FICTION: Fake unreal, not true,
not factual, made up http://smoran.ednet.ns.ca/Reader'sworkshop/genre_posters.htm Animals doing unrealistic things 1. Fiction can tell about things that could happen.
2. The characters may be like real people or things.. What are the different types of fiction? what did we learn today? What are the different types of fiction? What are the
different types
of nonfiction? What is realistic fiction? What is Historical Fiction about? What is are mysteries about? What are fantasy books about? What is Science Fiction about? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtQ4DdzCZMA&list=PL9JZJW_BHZOE0LF_6UPRSDOFSTCQH0L0- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtQ4DdzCZMA&list=PL9JZJW_BHZOE0LF_6UPRSDOFSTCQH0L0- Not Fake! Real or True material Stories passed down in history
from one group to another Folktale: A story or legend forming
part of an oral tradition. Tall Tale: An extravagant, fanciful or greatly exaggerated story. Usually focuses on the achievements of the
ultimate hero. Myths: Traditional, typically ancient stories dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental type in the worldview of a people. The purpose of myths is to account for the origins of something, explain aspects of the natural world or delineate the
psychology, customs, or ideals of society. Legends: A traditional tale
handed down from earlier times and believed to have
an historical basis. Fairy tale: A fanciful tale of
legendary deeds and creatures, usually intended
for children. Fable: A short narrative making a moral point.
Often employs animals with human characteristics (powers of speech, etc.) as the
main characters of the story. http://americanfolklore.blogspot.com/2005/05/folklore-definitions-myths-legends.html A poem is a collection of words that express an emotion or idea, sometimes with a specific
rhythm. I Am Poem Bio Poem Create your Own Poem Line 1: Who
Line 2: What
Line 3: Where
Line 4: When
Line 5: Why

rode her bicycle,
to the store,
after dinner,
because she wanted to buy some candy. 5 W Poems I Am Poem

I am (two special characteristics)
I wonder (something you are actually curious about)
I hear (an imaginary sound)
I see (an imaginary sight)
I want (an actual desire)
I am (the first line of the poem restated)

I pretend (something you actually pretend to do)
I feel (a feeling about something imaginary)
I touch (an imaginary touch)
I worry (something that really bothers you)
I cry (something that makes you very sad)
I am (the first line of the poem repeated)

I understand (something you know is true)
I say (something you believe in)
I dream (something you actually dream about)
I try (something you really make an effort about)
I hope (something you actually hope for)
I am (the first line of the poem repeated) Bio Poem

Line 1: First Name
Line 2: Four descriptive traits
Line 3: Sibling of...
Line 4: Lover of
Line 5: Who fears...
Line 6: Who needs...
Line 7: Who gives...
Line 8: Who would like to see...
Line 9: Resident of...
Line 10: Last Name

Tall, tasty, feathery, vicious,
Sibling of Clucky Chicken and Big Bird,
Lover of vegetarians and ham eaters,
Fears Mr. Butterball and pilgrims,
Needs to run around,
Gives nourishment and left overs,
Would like to see birds unite and revolt,
Resident of Old MacDonald's Farm,
Turkey. Create your Own Poem The art of writing or acting out
theatrical plays or narratives Dragon Trouble (The TROUBLE WITH SUSIE SALLY SASSAFRAS) by D. M. Larson from Freedrama.com

Jester appears on the stage and he is playing a happy tune on his flute (this can be pre-recorded and he can pantomime playing). He can appear inside a cutout of a giant storybook.


Once upon a time, there were three families. There was a family of princesses...

Princesses appear at one end of the stage.

Narrator/Jester (Cont.)

...a family of knights...

Knight appear on another part of the stage.

Narrator/Jester (Cont.)

...and a family of dragons.

Dragons appear.
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