Saturday, June 3, 2017

What is Genre? Characteristics of Genre?

What Are the Characteristics of Genre? What is Genre?
A genre is a category of literary composition, such as poetry,
fiction, nonfiction, and drama. Literary genre has hundreds of subcategories such as historical fiction, westerns, mystery, suspense, science fiction, satire, comedy, romance, adventure or horror. Each genre has its own 
literary techniques, literary devices, tone, content, or even length. conventions, structures, styles, and organization.

The four main types literary genres are poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama. Media is considered a 5th genre!

Going deeper into the characteristics of genre using question stems!

  1. What is a genre?
  2. What is your favorite genre of book? 
  3. What characteristics of genre can you use to compare or contrast nursery rhymes, plays, stories, tall tales, fables, fantasy, historical fiction, poetry, and or any work of fiction? 
  4. How do you determine if a statement is make-believe in work of fiction? 
  5. How do you use repetition, alliteration, assonance, and or rhyme scheme in poetry? How can you determine what poetic devices are used in a poem? 
  6. What clues or attributes can you use to recognize the different literary terms associated with either drama and poetry? 
  7. How do you Interpret key characteristics and attributes of fables and fiction? 
  8. What structural elements in drama do you need to understand to write a play? Why is understanding terms like actor, setting, plot, spectacle, conflict, and dialogue that refer to drama important to to appreciate dramas at a deeper level?
  9. How do inferences, conclusions, and predictions made by the audience keep readers engaged in a story?
  10. Why is drawing conclusions or making inferences critical to understanding the author's point of view? How does the author's point of view effect the themes, plot, mood, tone, in a story? 
  11. What are some clues you might use to identify who the narrator is in a story?
  12. How can you recognizes, first, second, and third-person point of view in a literary work? 
  13. Why is it important to understand how first-person and third-person narratives differ in telling a story? 
  14. What is the effect of the narrator's point of view on the reader? How could the plot unfold if the narrator had a different point of view? 
  15. How would the story be different if it was told from another point of view? What are your predictions it the story was told from the antagonist point of view? 
  16. What literary clues can you use to determines the specific purpose of any literary text?
  17. How are images or symbolism used to contribute a deeper meaning in a literary work or change the tone in literary text? 
  18. How does the form, structure, rhyming scheme, figurative language, or poetic devices of a poem add to its meaning? 
  19. How does the structure of a poem contributes to its literal or figurative meaning?
  20. What are the characteristics or attributes of an allegorical or poetic fable? Why do fables use a hidden meaning to teach a moral? 
  21. How can you determine the rhyming scheme in a poem? 
  22. What are the attributes that you can use to identify form, structure, stanzas, and rhyming scheme in poetry? 
  23. What are the purposes of nonfiction, fiction, plays, and dramas?
  24. Why is dialogue important for advancing the plot in a story? 
  25. Why is dialogue the primary literary technique of most dramatic works of literature? 
  26. What can you infer about the (plot) exposition, rising action, climax, turning point, falling action, resolution in work of fiction? 
  27. How does the author use dialogue to advance the plot in a literary text?
  28. How can you identify the elements of plot such as exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or obligatory scene in a literary text?
  29. What are some plot developments that impacted the ...? What are terms that are commonly used to describe plot elements? 

[PDF]Genre Characteristics Chart - EIU
Genre. Definition. Frequently Found Elements. Picture Book Examples. Compiled by Marcie Haloin, with input from Gaylynn Jameson, JoAnne Piccolo, and Kari ...

[PDF]genre characteristics chart - Scholastic
clue that leads the reader to false conclusions. GENRE CHARACTERISTICS CHART. Following is an overview of some genres (text-types) that are often read by ...

[PDF]Genre Characteristics - ReadWriteThink
Genre Characteristics. FANTASY: • contains elements that are not realistic o talking animals o magical powers o often set in a medieval universe o possibly ...

[PDF]Genre Characteristics Eiu
anchor chart for biography features.pdf ... genre characteristics chart ... genre characteristics - eastern illinois.

[PDF]Literary Genres General List Fiction Genres - Webberville Schools
Literary Genres. General List. Fiction Genres: Fairy Tales. Definition: Literary genre that is a story, usually for children, about elves, hobgoblins, dragons, fairies,.

[PDF]Genres: Let's Make Comparisons - American Library Association
comparison checklist (compare the genre characteristics of poetry, fables and folktales ... a KWHLchart throughout the lesson, a genre characteristic comparison.

[PDF]Study Guide for Genre Study - Heinemann
ing to teach more explicitly about the characteristics of genre that the students ... The following chartprovides a summary of each module and a list of materials ...

[PDF]Literary Genres - PDF
LITERARY GENRES false, fantasy, fable, fairy tale, fictitious, fabricated, phony, .... characteristic of a play. Writing Styles. Identifying The Literary Genre. 1.

[PDF]Chart of Text Forms and Genres - eWorkshop
Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2006. Chart of Text Features, Forms, and Genres. Text Features. (Design/presentation). Text Forms. (Physical forms and functions).

[PDF]Completed Genre Characteristics Bookmarks - WOUB
Completed Genre Characteristics Bookmarks ... pictures, illustrations charts, graphs, diagrams, tables, or maps to clarify information. •. Usually has a ...

Books or stories in the historical fiction genre blend actual historical facts with fiction. The chart below describes the characteristics of the historical fiction genre.

[PDF]Genres at a Glance Genres at a Glance
Genres at a Glance. Genres at a Glance. Fiction. Code. Genre. Definition. Definition. TL. Traditional. Literature. Stories that are passed down from one group to.

[PDF]Characteristics of Realistic Fiction
Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland. Integrated Curriculum 2011. Characteristics of Realistic Fiction. A classification of literature containing stories that ...

[PDF]Analyze the Features of a Biography - Benchmark Writer's Workshop
analyze what those special features of a biography are. Build a Class Genre Features Anchor Chart. Say: I want you to think about biographies you have read ...

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