2 I can identify different types of literature like poetry, novels, short stories, biographies, autobiographies, and dramas based on their characteristics.
3 Essential Questions What are some of the forms of literature? What are the characteristics of each genre?How does genre effect your own reading choices?
4 Biography A story the writer tells about another person’s life. Non-fiction: A true story about a real person.Look for facts and dates: where the person was born, where he went to school, what made him famous, date of birth, dates of special life events.
6 AutobiographyA story a person tells about his/her own life: “I auto write a story about myself.”Non-fiction: A true story about a real person.Look for facts and dates: where the person was born, where she went to school, what made her famous, date of birth, dates of special life events.
10 Poetry Has a special look: Written in lines and stanzas. Sounds pleasing to listen to: it often rhymes, but it doesn’t have to.Poems appeal to your senses - they create mind pictures.Poems appeal to your mind and your heart - they make you think and feel.
11 Examples:My Ancestor (by Phil Ryan) I look in the mirror And what do I see? I see an image of someone That looks a little like me Could it be the face Or maybe the hair? I know who it is now: It’s my great-great-grandma Claire.
12 Novel Fiction: a book that tells a made up story. Has a setting, plot, and characters.Novels are longer books - chapter books. There are few, if any, pictures.Novels describe characters and events that take place over a period of time.
14 Short Stories Often called picture books Fiction that is short in length - it can be read in one sittingUsually focuses on one event or problemExamples include fairy tales, folk tales, and fables (stories that have animals for characters and are meant to teach a lesson).