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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 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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