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Book Genres

Upper Elementary Intro to Genres

Lisa Weir

on 11 September 2012

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Transcript of Book Genres

Genres Traditional Literature Realistic Fiction Historical Fiction What kind of
books do you like
to read? Try them out Become a Genre Genius A story using made-up characters that could happen in real life. Stories that are passed down from one group to another in history. This includes folktales, legends, fables, fairy tales, tall tales, and myths from different cultures. Fictional Story that is set in the past
Events of the time are typically real but the characters and their actions are not factual Mystery A suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story. Fantasy Stories that contain the impossible
* talking animals
* magical powers
* alternate world Science Fiction Type of fantasy that uses technology and science Nonfiction
Genres Biography The story of a real person's life written by another person. Texts that provide facts about a variety pf topics (sports, animals, science, history, careers, travel, geography, space, weather, etc.) The story of a real person's life written by another person. Poetry is verse written to create a response of thought and feeling from the reader. It often uses rhythm and rhyme to help convey its meaning. Autobiography Informational Poetry Other
Genres GENRE Type or category of book Adventure A fictional story that includes lots of danger, excitement, and action.
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