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By Mrs. Stanley For Stratton Elementary In District 11
*Literary means it is about books. **Genres (zhŏn’ rŭs) means categories. So Literary Genres are categories of books. Whaaaaat?
E Easy Fiction or Picture Books We are not going to label these with genre labels. F General Fiction or Novels We are labeling these NOW. 123.4 Dewey Section of the library- mostly nonfiction (except fairy tales, folk tales, language, joke and riddles, and poetry) Some are labeled. We will label these LATER. Where are the Genres?
Realistic Fiction Definition Real-life, everyday life At school, home, or other places kids usually hang out Kids solve the problem (adults-be-gone!) Now- Contemporary- Set in the present (not past or future) No magic Examples
Historical Fiction Definition Real-Life, everyday life At school, home, or other places kids usually hang out Kids solve the problem (adults-be-gone!) Set in past (not present or future) No magic Examples
Science Fiction Definition Realistic, everyday life In space, on another planet, on a spaceship Kids solve the problem (adults-be-gone!) Set in the future (not past or present time) No magic- could really happen, even aliens are possible! Examples
Adventure Definition Out-of-the-ordinary exciting real life with danger; not everyday life Unusual but realistic setting, such as lost in the forest Kids solve the problem (adults-be-gone!) Usually Now- in the present, but can be telling about the past No magic Examples
Horror* (Scary!) Definition Scary characters- hosts, zombies, vampires, and their ilk Can be at school, home, or other places kids usually hang out- or not! Kids solve the problem (adults-be-gone!) Past or present; can involve time travel Paranormal spooky stuff- not magic Examples *The horror genre at Stratton is G-rated, involves a kid hero, and often involves humor.
Mystery Definition Puzzle to be figured out. There are clues that might be “red herrings” or might lead to solving the puzzle step by step. “Who-dun-it” keeps the reader guessing. Kids solve the puzzle. (adults-be-gone!) Now (not past or future) No magic. Examples
High Fantasy DefinitionExamples Wizards, witches, unicorns, fairies, trolls, and their ilk Can be real-life setting or magical setting Kids solve the problem (adults-be-gone!) Alternate setting- could be past, present, future Magic, magic, more magic!
Time Travel Fantasy Definition Real-Life, everyday life but in a different time At school, home, or other places kids usually hang out, but in a different time Kids solve the problem (adults-be-gone!) Travel from Now to the past or future The only magic is the time-travel part. Examples
Animal Fantasy Definition Animals think, talk, and act like people Setting is at places the animals usually hang out Animals solve the problem Now- mostly set in the present; sometimes set in the past or future The only magic is that the animal acts like a person. A nimal has no magical powers but has heightened senses. Examples
So students can browse by genres they like to read So students can try new genres So students can say the cool word “genre” frequently So teachers can send students to the library to check out a certain genre for assignments So the LTE and LTT don’t go crazy when teachers send students to the library to check out a certain genre for assignments and they need it NOW Why?
Cut and paste images from Destiny of examples to each genre slide. Right click and Copy or Right click and save picture as. Add at least four images to each slide. Save to your U-drive inside your Portfolio. Your Assignment
To a PLS near you… Book reviews on video! Possibly in Destiny *… Students telling students about books they like Teachers telling students about books they like Librarians telling students about books they like *if Mrs. Stanley can figure out how to do it… Coming soon…