Part 1: GENRE REVIEW. Created by Stephanie Pleak. Fiction Texts. Realistic Fiction:
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A made up story that could take place in real life. Sometimes, a story will include other types of text such as advertisements, email correspondence, or informational flyers to make the story seem more realistic.
Ex: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Made up story that takes place in an actual/real setting. The events in the story may or may not have occurred.
The characters may or may not have been real.
Ex: Bud, Not Buddy
TRADITIONAL LITERATURE: stories passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth.
A semi-true story told from person to person which is based on historical facts, but with mythical qualities. Usually have a moral or lesson.
Stories from long ago that were created to explain things that people observed in the world around them. They tell how the world began. There are myths about how the sun and the moon came to light up the sky and about how oceans were formed.
EX: Pandora’s Box
short stories told from long ago. These stories usually have animals as characters that talk and portray human characteristics. They have a lesson or moral that is stated at the end of the story.
FOLKTALES: Stories told from long ago and from around the world. There are many types of folktales:
Compare/Contrast: tells are things are alike and different.
Sequential order: puts things in order in which it occurs.
Cause/Effect: the results of something are explained.
Order of importance: structured from most important to least important or vice versa.
Descriptive: tells characteristics in great detail.
Classification Scheme: puts things into groups based on characteristics.
Chronological order: puts things by dates in which it occurred.
Graphics (maps, charts, graphs)
PERSUASIVE TEXT: Writing that tries to convince or persuade you to do something or to think a certain way. Examples: letters, articles, editorials, advertisements, and posters.
Fact: a statement that is true and can be proven. EX: The sky is blue.
Opinion: cannot be proved true because it shows a feeling or belief. EX: That is the most beautiful blue sky.
Author’s Purpose: the reason the author is writing.
Biography:A story written about someone else’s life
Autobiography: A story your wrote yourself about your own life.
AUTO=SELF BIO=LIFE GRAPH= WRITE
Abigail Adams: A Woman Ahead of her Time
The life of Benjamin Franklin