What is genre? Genre is different categories or types of books.
Different Types of Genre FICTION NON-FICTION fantasy realistic fiction mystery historical fiction science fiction traditional literature folktales legends fables fairy tales myths informational biography autobiography poetry
Fiction Has events that are not factual but imaginary and invented by its author. There are different kinds of fiction: fantasy, realistic fiction, mystery, historical fiction, science fiction, traditional literature.
Fiction - Fantasy A story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers…make believe.
Fiction – Realistic Fiction a story using made-up characters that could happen in real life.
Fiction - Mystery A suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story.
Fiction – Historical Fiction A fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past. Often the setting is real, but the characters are made up.
Fiction – Science Fiction A type of fantasy that uses science and technology (robots, time machines, etc.).
Traditional Literature Stories that are passed down from one group to another in history. Included are the following: folktales, legends, fables, fairy tales, myths.
Traditional Literature - Folktales A story made up and handed down by the common people (Paul Bunyan). http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=DE27C726- A05A-4384-B258-6DF6DDA74B5F&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
Traditional Literature - Legends An old story that is widely believed but cannot be proved to be true (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow or King Arthur). http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=EBCAA2EA-5255- 43B0-B59F-40F68AB6A4E6&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
Traditional Literature - Fables A story in which animals speak and act like people; usually meant to teach a lesson (Aesop’s Fables). http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=7A95374E-4E6F- 4281-95B9-57553DE01843&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
Traditional Literature – Fairy Tales “Once upon a time,” “Happily ever after” (The Emperor’s New Clothes, Nightingale, The Ugly Duckling). http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=6C26ED1E-39A9- 4D35-BDC1-AD6E86F5B46B&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
Traditional Literature - Myths A legend that tells us about a being with human powers that cannot be explained. http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=D1016E2D- 16EB-4DCF-982C-2586B966B9DE&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
Nonfiction Represents a subject which an author presents as fact or real. Includes the following: informational, biography, autobiography, poetry.
Nonfiction - Informational Texts that provide facts about a variety of topics (sports, animals, science, weather, history, careers, travel, geography, space, etc.).
Nonfiction - Biography Story of a real person’s life written by another person.
Nonfiction - Autobiography A story of a real person’s life written by that person.
Poetry Verse written to create response of thought and feeling from the reader; often uses rhyme and rhythm to help convey its meaning. http://www.schooltube.com/video/72deb68bce244abdaf12/Jabberwocky