Genre 5th Grade Language Arts
State Standards • GLE 0501.8.2 Experience various literary genres, including fiction and nonfiction, poetry, drama, chapter books, biography/autobiography, short stories, folk tales, myths, science fiction. • GLE 0501.8.3 Understand the basic characteristics of the genres (e.g., narratives, prose, poetry, drama) studied. • SPI 0501.8.3 Distinguish among various literary genres (e.g., poetry, drama, letters, ads, historical fiction, biographies, autobiographies).
What is genre? • Genre is different categories or types of books.
Different Types of Genre FICTION NON-FICTION fantasy realistic fiction mystery historical fiction science fiction traditional literature folktales legends fables fairy tales myths informational biography autobiography poetry
Fiction • has events that are not factual but imaginary and invented by its author. There are different kinds of fiction: fantasy, realistic fiction, mystery, historical fiction, science fiction, traditional literature.
Fiction - Fantasy • a story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers…make believe.
Fiction – Realistic Fiction • a story using made-up characters that could happen in real life.
Fiction - Mystery • a suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story.
Fiction – Historical Fiction • a fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past. Often the setting is real, but the characters are made up.
Fiction – Science Fiction • a type of fantasy that uses science and technology (robots, time machines, etc.).
Traditional Literature stories that are passed down from one group to another in history. Included are the following: folktales, legends, fables, fairy tales, myths.
Traditional Literature - Folktales • a story made up and handed down by the common people (Paul Bunyan). http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=DE27C726-A05A-4384-B258-6DF6DDA74B5F&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
Traditional Literature - Legends • an old story that is widely believed but cannot be proved to be true (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow or King Arthur). http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=EBCAA2EA-5255-43B0-B59F-40F68AB6A4E6&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
Traditional Literature - Fables • a story in which animals speak and act like people; usually meant to teach a lesson (Aesop’s Fables). http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=7A95374E-4E6F-4281-95B9-57553DE01843&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
Traditional Literature – Fairy Tales • “once upon a time,” “happily ever after” (The Emperor’s New Clothes, Nightingale, The Ugly Duckling). http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=6C26ED1E-39A9-4D35-BDC1-AD6E86F5B46B&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
Traditional Literature - Myths • a legend that tells us about a being with human powers that cannot be explained. http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=D1016E2D-16EB-4DCF-982C-2586B966B9DE&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
Nonfiction • represents a subject which an author presents as fact or real. Includes the following: informational, biography, autobiography, poetry.
Nonfiction - Informational • texts that provide facts about a variety of topics (sports, animals, science, weather, history, careers, travel, geography, space, etc.).
Nonfiction - Biography • story of a real person’s life written by another person.
Nonfiction - Autobiography • story of a real person’s life written by that person.
Poetry • Verse written to create response of thought and feeling from the reader; often uses rhyme and rhythm to help convey its meaning. http://www.schooltube.com/video/72deb68bce244abdaf12/Jabberwocky