Literature. There are 2 main types of literature:. FICTION. NONFICTION. Within the fiction and nonfiction there are lots of books that we can group together because they have something in common. FICTION. NONFICTION. These groups have a name. GENRE.
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There are 2 main types of literature:
Within the fiction and nonfiction there are lots of books that we can group together because they have something in common.
These groups have a name.
What are some genres in nonfiction?
What are some genres in fiction?
Did we miss any genres?
SCIENCE + FICTION =
SCIENCE + FICTION =
Science fiction books are based on science theories that could be partly true. Why?
If you like science fiction,
you’ll probably like
A fantasy book is not true; therefore it is ___________.
The plot will usually involve a big struggle between good and evil.
What’s the advantage to a book having so many pages?
What do you see in this picture?
The country was ruled by horses!!
Gulliver in Lilliput / retold by Margaret Hodges from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
What would you do if you were Gulliver?
FANTASY: Time travel - talking animals - imaginary beings - magical powers
“Clue: Something that serves to guide or direct in the solution of a problem or mystery.”
A family is excited to move into this big old house because the house used to be part of the underground railroad.
But what’s happening? Is someone trying to scare them away? What motivewould the person have?
“Motive: an idea, need, desire, or impulse that causes a person to act in a particular way or do a particular thing; reason.
His motive for robbing the bank was not clear.”
“Suspect: one who is suspected of doing something wrong or of a crime.
She is a suspect in the robbery.”
“Deduction: the process of finding an answer by using what is already known to be true.
If you see footprints in the snow, and you know that the snow started falling after dark, deduction will tell you that somebody was here last night.”
“Evidence: something that gives proof or a reason to believe.
Scientists have not yet found evidence of life on Mars.”
by Elizabeth Levy
“Witness: to watch or be present at.
He witnessed the accident.”
Can you explain this?
2 entries found for folktale.
“Folktale or folk tale
n. A story or legend forming part of an oral tradition.
n : a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk”
Did you notice that series said “Favorite FAIRY TALES,” not FOLK TALES?
Fairy tales are tales of magic. They are folk tales.
The king finally decided that she must be killing her babies and decided she should die. On the final day of the 6 years, she was about to be burned to death. Just as someone was lighting the fire, she looked up and saw 6 swans.
Compare parts of the story, THE SIX SWANS, to other fairy tales.
A man tells his 2 sons it is time to prove themselves. One leaves and spends lots of money. The other leaves and saves a baby bird. He ends up understanding the language of birds. Then - danger comes!
In THE SHARK GOD, 2 children are condemned to death. Their parents hope the ferocious shark god will help save them.
“1 a short tale that teaches a lesson. The characters in fables are often animals who speak and act like people.
"The Fox and the Grapes" is a well-known fable by Aesop.
2 a false story; lie.
He told us a fable about his father being a jet pilot.”
1 a written account in which someone (such as a famous performer or politician) describes past experiences
2 a written account of someone or something that is usually based on personal knowledge of the subject
a book in which you write down your personal experiences and thoughts
a book in which you write down your personal experiences and thoughts each day
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For fairy tale genre: