2GenresA. fictionB. nonfictionC. poetry1. A fairy tale isD. dramaThere are four main types of writing, called genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama.2. The plot of a movie is
3GenresA. fictionB. nonfictionC. poetry3. A nursery rhyme isD. dramaThere are four main types of writing, called genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama.4. A biography is
4Genres A text’s genre tells about the author’s purpose for writing. Fiction is a story about something that did not happen in real life.The characters and events in fiction are made up from the author’s imagination.The purpose of fiction is to entertain the reader.Examples include:novels, mysteries, fairy tales, fables, myths, science fictionA text’s genre tells about the author’s purpose for writing.
5Genres A text’s genre tells about the author’s purpose for writing. Nonfiction is text about something that did happen or is happening in real life.Nonfiction contains facts—information about real people and events.The purpose of nonfiction is usually to inform or persuade the reader.Examples include:newspaper and magazine articles, biographies, science andsocial studies textbooks, journals and diaries, manuals
6Genres A text’s genre tells about the author’s purpose for writing. Poetry is text written in lines and stanzas instead of sentences and paragraphs.Many poems have rhythm and rhyme, but not all of them rhyme.Poems can be very short or very long.Poetry can be about any topic and can be sad, funny, historic, or even informative.The purpose of poetry is often to express thoughts and feelings.
7The purpose of drama is to entertain, move, and/or inform an audience. GenresA text’s genre tells about the author’s purpose for writing.Drama is text written to be performed, such as in a play, a movie, or on TV.The purpose of drama is to entertain, move, and/or inform an audience.
8Guided Practice with Genres A. fiction.B. nonfiction.C. poetry.1. This selection is an example ofD. drama.We spent the whole day swimming in the creek.I hadn’t been that tired since I don’t know when.But our vacation here lasts only a week,So tomorrow we’ll be swimming again.
9Guided Practice with Genres A. fiction.B. nonfiction.C. poetry.2. From reading the title, you can tell that this book is most likelyD. drama.How to Growthe LargestPeaches in Texas
10Guided Practice with Genres A. drama.B. magazine article.C. poem.3. This reading selection is from aD. novel.The Picnic of No Return(The scene is the deck of a houseboat anchored in the middle of a lake. The midday sun beats down. HANSEN and RIA are sitting at a picnic table.)HANSEN: I don’t see any signs of the others yet.RIA: I know. I thought they were supposed to be here at noon.HANSEN: I wonder if they’re having trouble with the boat.RIA: It’s frustrating that our cell phones won’t work out here.
11Guided Practice with Genres A. drama.B. poetry.C. nonfiction.4. This selection is an example ofD. fiction.Rhoda loved the cartoon Calvin and Hobbes, especially when Hobbes would talk to Calvin but then act like a stuffed toy tiger when anyone else was around.One day when Rhoda was walking past an empty lot, a little black puppy ran up to her. She picked him up and took him home. She felt sure that her mother would agree to keep the puppy until they could find its owner.At home, Rhoda took the puppy into her bedroom. She was talking to him and playing with him when her mother poked her head in the door. “Who are you talking to in there?” she asked. Rhoda looked up. Then her mother said, “And where did you get the stuffed toy puppy?” To Rhoda’s amazement, the black puppy was gone, and a stuffed toy puppy was lying on her bed instead.