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Genres and literature. When you speak about genre and literature, genre means a category, or the type of writing style or format. Mrs. Kovacs. Fiction A made up story Can tell about things that could happen Is read for fun Characters may be like real people or imaginary. Non-Fiction

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genres and literature

Genres and literature

When you speak about genre and literature, genre means a category, or the type of writing style or format.

Mrs. Kovacs

all categories of books or stories can be called either fiction or non fiction
Fiction

A made up story

Can tell about things that could happen

Is read for fun

Characters may be like real people or imaginary

Non-Fiction

Has facts that can be checked and proven

The author is an expert on this information.

All categories of books or stories can be called eitherfiction or non-fiction.
genre subcategories
Fiction

Folktales

Fantasy

Mystery

Poetry

Historical Fiction

Realistic Fiction

Traditional Literature

Non-fiction

Informational

“How to” books

Arts and crafts books

Biographies

Genre - Subcategories
realistic fiction
Realistic fiction
  • Can be based on a real story
  • Characters act like real people
  • Character tries to solve a problem
  • Story could happen in real life
  • Some events are historically accurate
  • Character’s feelings and behaviors are like real life
fantasy
Fantasy
  • Animal characters may act like people
  • characters may have special powers
  • characters may be imaginary beings
  • setting may be in another time (future)
  • usually has a good vs. evil conflict
  • may use scientific principles not yet available or discovered
poetry
Poetry
  • Page format may look different than other books
  • May have rhythm (beat)
  • May rhyme
  • Imaginative and creative
  • Uses describing or exciting words
  • Tells a story in verse
informational
Informational
  • Tells facts that can be looked-up or proven
  • tells about real events
  • characters have really lived
  • may have maps, diagrams and illustrations to explain the facts
  • author is an expert on the subject
traditional literature
Traditional Literature
  • Tells about the great deeds of a person who may have lived
  • May exaggerate a person’s bravery or powers
  • Probably a long ago setting
  • Story may be considered a part of the history and culture of a group of people
  • Magic may be used to solve a problem
  • A lesson can be learned from the story