Notes to LMS’s: This ppt is not meant to be shown all at once. Instead, use it as part of a booktalk. Introduce a genre, then talk about additional books found in your library. This ppt is not completed; rather it is a work in progress. This is meant for grades 4-5. Feel free to change this ppt in any way to make it more appropriate for your students.
Review • What are nonfiction books? • What’s your favorite nonfiction book?
Nonfiction • Who came up with a plan on how to divide the books into groups? • Why did he do this? born in 1851
What do we call his plan? • THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM
DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM • How many main groups did he divide the books into? • What are they?
Mr. Dewey used the Dewey Decimal System to help him classify the books in the nonfiction section.
FICTION • If nonfiction books are factual, what are fiction books? • What’s your favorite fiction book?
There are 2 main types of literature: FICTION NONFICTION
Within the fiction section there are lots of books that we can group together because they have something in common. FICTION
Within the nonfiction section there are also lots of books we can group together because they have something in common. NONFICTION
According to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, genre means… • “1 a category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized by a particular style, form, or content 2 kind. sort.”
What are some genres in nonfiction? FICTION NONFICTION
What are some genres in fiction? FICTION NONFICTION
biographies adventure stories mystery fantasy Picture books Fairy tales horror Did we miss any genres? myths poetry romance Science fiction Realistic fiction fables Historical fiction
This year we’ll find out what makes some genres special and read some books from various genres.
SCIENCE + FICTION = WHAT GENRE?
SCIENCE + FICTION = SCIENCE FICTION
What famous science fiction writer was born in Syracuse, N.Y.?
Bruce Coville born in Syracuse, New York, on May 16, 1950
He writes lots of different series such as: • Sixth Grade Alien Series • Space Brat Series • Rod Albright Alien Adventures • Bruce Coville's Books of... • My Teacher Is an Alien Series
ALIENS STOLE MY BODY • Can you imagine what you would be like if your brain was empty?! That’s what happens to Rod. He has to figure out a way to get his mind and his body back together again!
Most science fiction books have characters with strange names. Try reading some of the names in this book: • Selima Khan • Snout • Elspeth • Madam Pong • Grakker • Ah-Rit
What will you do if you can’t pronounce a word?
What does the word SETTING mean? • The setting of science fiction books can be - • in the future • in space • in a different world • in a different universe. • This book takes place on the planet Kryndamar.
Science fiction books are based on science theories that could be partly true. Why?
K. A. Applegate:Animorph series • There are 54 books in the ANIMORPH series. • The kids in these books can “morph” into an animal! • How? They touch something that’s alive and aborb DNA into their own bodies. That gives them the power to morph.
Animorph series What makes these books science fiction?
Franny K. SteinMad Scientist • Kissypie! What kind of middle name is that?! • How can a name like that turn this book into a science fiction book? THE FRAN THAT TIME FORGOT
Franny K. SteinMad Scientist • Franny invents a time-warp machine. • She goes back in time to when she’s a baby. THE FRAN THAT TIME FORGOT
If you like science fiction, you’ll probably like FANTASY
THE MONSTER’S RING(fantasy) • In the Monster’s Ring, Russell goes into a magic shop and ends up buying a “monster’s ring.” • He doesn’t really believe it’s magic, but when he puts it on his finger, twists it once, then says the magic words, he turns into a monster!
THE MONSTER’S RING(fantasy) • What’s going to happen when he twists the ring two times, or even worse, three times?!
What kind of struggle might happen in The Monster’s Ring? • A fantasy book is not true; therefore it is ___________. • The plot will usually involve a big struggle between good and evil.
FANTASY • Talking animals • Magical powers • Time travel • Imaginary beings from other planets This toad has an attitude!
Harry Potter books by • Many fantasy books are very long. Have you ever read an entire Harry Potter book?
The country was ruled by horses!! • Lilliputians were only about 6” tall! Gulliver in Lilliput / retold by Margaret Hodges from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
While there, Gulliver got caught up in a war between 2 nations. • The war started because the 2 nations couldn’t agree over which end of a boiled egg one should open.
JON SCIESZKA • You might know Jon Scieszka as the author of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. • But have you read the fantasy…
The Not-So-Jolly Roger • Through magic, 3 boys end up in a coconut tree in a desert.
The Not-So-Jolly Roger • The pirate Blackbeard comes to the desert to bury his treasure. He sees the boys and captures them! He takes them to his pirate ship.
The Not-So-Jolly Roger • This is just one of the Time Warp Trio series.