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Study Guide for Literary Genre Test. Ms. Arbona’s Intensive Reading Class. What is genre?. Category Type. Two main categories of literature. Fiction Non-Fiction. Characteristics of Fiction. Made up Could happen Read for fun, pleasure Real or imaginary characters.

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Study guide for literary genre test

Study Guide for Literary Genre Test

Ms. Arbona’s Intensive Reading Class


What is genre
What is genre?

  • Category

  • Type



Characteristics of fiction
Characteristics of Fiction

  • Made up

  • Could happen

  • Read for fun, pleasure

  • Real or imaginary characters


Characteristics of non fiction
Characteristics of Non-Fiction

  • Factual

  • Expert author

  • TRUE


Characteristic of realistic fiction
Characteristic of Realistic Fiction

  • Contemporary

  • Could happen


Characteristics of historical fiction
Characteristics of Historical Fiction

  • Set around a certain time/place in the past

  • Real history inspired/Fictional characters


Types of folklore
Types of Folklore

  • Myths

  • Fables

  • Tall tales


Characteristics of fantasy
Characteristics of Fantasy

  • Elements that are not real

  • Talking animals/characters

  • Magical powers

  • Conflict of good vs evil


Characteristics of a fairy tale
Characteristics of a Fairy Tale

  • Special beginning/ending

  • Good & evil characters

  • Royalty

  • Magic

  • Problem/solution

  • Things happen in 3s or 7s


Characteristics of mystery
Characteristics of Mystery

  • Real setting

  • A problem to be solved

  • Clues

  • Distractions

  • Answer to the problem


Characteristics of science fiction
Characteristics of Science Fiction

  • Futuristic technology


Characteristics of an adventure
Characteristics of an Adventure

  • Main character goes through many trials

  • Action! Action! Action!

  • Villain

  • Suspense/Excitement


What is a biography
What is a biography?

  • About a person’s life written by someone else


What is an autobiography
What is an autobiography?

  • Story of one’s life written by that person.


Test friday september 7 2012

Test Friday September 7, 2012

Good Luck! Study Hard!


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