Presentation on theme: "Types of Literature 1.Fiction Realistic Fiction Historical Fiction Science Fiction Mystery Fantasy 2.Nonfiction Biography Poetry Drama Folklore Fables."— Presentation transcript:
Types of Literature 1.Fiction Realistic Fiction Historical Fiction Science Fiction Mystery Fantasy 2.Nonfiction Biography Poetry Drama Folklore Fables 3.Informational
Realistic Fiction Realistic fiction is made up of stories that could really happen. Contemporary realistic fiction is realistic fiction that is set in modern times.
Examples of Realistic Fiction Because of Winn Dixie Summer of the Swans Babysitter Club series
Historical Fiction Historical fiction is made up of stories that take place in a certain time and place in the past. Real historical figures and settings may be included in a fiction story.
Examples of Historical Fiction A Boy at War Across Five Aprils Ben and Me The Butterfly Charlie Skedaddle Sign of the Beaver Titanic Crossing Dear America Series
Science Fiction Science Fiction is made up of stories that blend fact and fiction with futuristic technology.
Examples of Science Fiction Aliens for Breakfast A Wrinkle in Time My Best Friend is Invisible Star Wars The Time Machine
Mystery Mysteries are stories that have a real setting and a problem to be solved that includes clues, distractions, and an answer to the problem.
Examples of Mystery The House of Dies Drear Never Say Die Mystery of the Midnight Message Encyclopedia Brown Series Boxcar Children Mysteries
Fantasy Fantasy is fiction that has elements that are not real. Sometimes this includes talking animals or characters with magical powers. There’s usually a conflict between good and evil.
Examples of Fantasy Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Charlotte’s Web The Wreck of the Zephyr Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe Lord of the Rings Harry Potter Series
Nonfiction Non Fiction: books that are based on factual happenings; true stories There are some special genres within the nonfiction category, such as: Biography Poetry Drama Folklore Fables Traditional literature
Biography A biography is the true story of a real person’s life from the past or present.
Examples of Biography Tiger Woods: An American Master The HomerunKings: BabeRuth and Henry Aaron Clara Barton, a Red Cross Pioneer Sacagawea
Poetry Poetry is verse written to inspire thoughts and feelings in the reader. It often uses rhyme and rhythm, or it can be written in free verse.
Examples of Poetry Where the Sidewalk Ends New Kid on the Block Chocolate Dreams: Poems Mammalabilia A Pizza the Size of the Sun Love That Dog
Drama DRAMA: includes works written in dramatic form. Books can include collections of short plays or book-length plays, such as the works of Shakespeare.
Folklore Folklore includes stories, myths, and fables that people told one another over the years. Later the stories were written down.
Examples of Folklore Beauty and the Beast The Bunyans Cinderella John Henry The Tortoise and the Hare
Fables Fables: includes narration demonstrating a useful truth, especially in which animals speak as humans.