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Transcript of literary genres
is information based on
that is presented in a format which
Patricia Polacco tells a story about her childhood.
is a written account of
another person’s life
This book is written about the life of singer and actor, Miley Cyrus.
create a response of thought and feeling
from the reader. It often uses
rhythm and rhyme
Jack Prelutsky is a poet who likes to cause his readers to laugh.
is a fictional story with
strange or other worldly
settings or characters
Dav Pilkey wrote a fantasy story about a giant cat and mice who live in a city like people.
Giant cats don't exist. Mice can't really talk and sail boats.
is a story about supernatural or extraordinary characters. It usually teaches a useful truth which is called a moral. Animals often speak .
Aesop's fables are famous.
Examples include "The Tortoise and the Hare," "The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg," and "The Lion and the Mouse".
are a kind of
. Sometimes the stories are about fairies or other
, usually for children.
wrote "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Emperor's New Clothes".
The Grimm Brothers
wrote "Cinderella", "Rupunzel", "Snow White", and "Hansel and Gretal".
is a story that
can actually happen
and is true to
The story of "Seal Surfer" includes characters, problems, and events that are
true to real life
Although it can happen, the
events did not happen
people are not real
. The story is
is a story with
and events in a
Rifles for Watie is a story that takes place during the Civil War.
Sybil Ludington's Midnight Ride takes place during the Revolutionary War.
is a fictional story that is
enough that there is
only one main problem
Sometimes several short stories are bound together in one book.
Some author's write several short stories starring the same characters.
is written using the
and is not necessarily based on fact. It is a
"Mrs. Frisby and the Rat's of Nimh" was made-up by Robert C. O'Brien.
Crazy Day with Cobras was made-up by Mary-Pope Osborne.
Fiction can be
of nonfiction is
text dealing with an
actual, real-life subject
is a type of
legend or traditional narrative
. It can offer an explanation on how something came to be or can often tell about the actions of the gods.
A Shark is a Pet
A Funny Shark Poem
A shark is a pet
that you don't want to get.
There is nothing less fun than a shark.
He doesn't have fur.
He won't cuddle or purr,
and he never takes walks in the park.
Instead he just stares
and intensely prepares,
as he circles and waits in the dark,
to nibble your nose
and your fingers and toes,
for his bite is much worse than his bark.