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Elementary Genre Study: Adventure

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

carlo mastrandrea

on 21 July 2013

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Transcript of Elementary Genre Study: Adventure


Journey or quest
Can be the villain
Action/violence of some kind
Resolution to the problem
The adventure genre is one where it can mesh into other genres
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
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
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
Percy Jackson
Harry potter
A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Adventures of Tin Tin
•James and the Giant Peach by: Roald Dahl
•Charlie and the Chocolate factory by: Roald Dahl
•The Time Machine by: H.G. Wells
•Neverending story by: Michael Ende translator: Ralph Manheim
•Pippi Longstocking by: Astrid Lindgren
•Huckelberry Finn by: Mark Twain
•Peter Pan by: J. M. Barrie
• In the night kitchen by: Maurice Sendak
•Outside over there by: Maurice Sendak
•Where the wild things are by: Maurice Sendak
•The Great Big Book of Pirates by: Malam John
•Odd and the Frost Giants by: Neil Gaiman
•The Adventures of Tintin by: Hergé
•Harry Potter Series by: J. K. Rowling
•Chronicles of Narnia by: C. S. Lewis
•Series of Unfortunate Events by: Lemony Snicket (pen name of American author Daniel Handler)
•The Emerald Atlas by: John Stephens
•Percy Jackson and the Olympians by: Rick Riordan
•The Kane Chronicles by: Rick Riordan
•Scooby Doo series by: James Gelsey
•Madeline books by: Ludwig Bemelmans
•Treasure Island by: Robert Louis Stevenson
•Jumanji by: Chris Van Allsburg
List of Books
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#
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.
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
By: Chris Van Allsburg
Turner, J. (2012). Characteristics of adventure fiction. Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/list_6820162_characteristics-adventure-fiction.html
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