Presentation on theme: "WYNNE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Literary Genres. What is a genre?? Genre is just a fancy way of saying “different categories or types of books” such as fiction,"— Presentation transcript:
What is a genre?? Genre is just a fancy way of saying “different categories or types of books” such as fiction, nonfiction, and biography. Can you think of another type of genre??
Today we will discuss… Fiction Nonfiction Realistic fiction Historical fiction Fantasy Mystery Science fiction Biography Autobiography
Nonfiction This can also be called “informational” material. These types of books provide information that is factual. Nothing is make-believe in these types of materials. More specific examples of this type of genre would be...
Nonfiction Examples The story of a real person’s life, written or told by another person. Biographies: the story of a real person’s life, written or told by that person. Autobiographies:
Fiction In this type of work, the author can make up the entire story. Authors can also choose to include factual information in a made-up story.
Realistic Fiction characters act like real people character tries to solve a problem – family, bullying, friends, growing up, sports, etc. story could happen in real life character’s feelings and behaviors are like real life
Historical Fiction Based on a real event or time period Historical details of setting accurate Characters might have really existed, but the details of their life created Events based on historical fact; details are fictionalized
Science Fiction Some are based on scientific facts Near or distant future Setting is Earth or a location scientists theorize may exist Believable characters, though some may be strange…aliens, clones