Genre- is the particular type or category of literature/art
Folk Tale- Genre includes Fairy tales, trickster tales, Fables, tall tales, legends, and myths passed down through generations that people told one another over time.
Fairy Tale- Make believe story, usually happened long ago, with a magic orevil person, is happily ever after type of folk tale. Ex. Cinderella
Trickster Tale- Smaller/more intelligent character outwits bigger/less intelligent character, animal or human, shows culture’s wisdom of human nature, type of folk tale. Ex. The Lion and the Mouse
Fable- Short tale that teaches a moral or lesson, often with talking animals. Ex. Tortoise and the Hare
Tall Tale-Tall Tale- A folktale with unbelievable exaggerations told as if it were true and meant to be humorous.
Legend- May be based on a real hero with exaggerated (Hyperbole) actions to represent values of people. Ex. King Arthur
Myth- Explains something about the world. Involves Gods/Goddesses, superhuman beings. Ex. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.
Realistic Fiction- Made up stories that could really happen.
Historical Fiction- Made up stories that could be based on true facts that take place in a certain time and place in the past. Ex. Transcontinental assignment
Science Fiction- Stories that blend fact and fiction with futuristic technology. Ex. Star Wars
Fantasy- Stories that include supernatural, fantastic creatures and places, talking animals with human characteristics, and/or magic or magical powers. Ex. The Lion, witch, and the Wardrobe
Mystery- Includes a problem to be solved with clues.
Nursery Rhymes- Imaginative use of words, rhythmic words, compact structure. Ex. Mother Goose
Poetry- Verse written to inspire thoughts and feelings in the reader.
Horror- Horror is a genre that aims to create a sense of fear, panic, alarm, and dread for the audience.
This is a group assignment and it is worth 200 points. Each member is expected to contribute and there will be questionnaires to turn in with your final project
Objective: Students will teach a quick lesson on a specific genre. Students are expected to find a short story that fits within the genres guidelines, Create a visual aid (PowerPoint, prezi, postor board, etc.), and present a worksheet that goes with the story.
Students are expected to give a presentation to the class that covers the genre and helps increase understanding of the topic.
Mr. Norvelle will be available to help in any way possible.
Step By Step Instructions
- Get into Groups of three (3) or less.
- Discuss which genre you want to teach on.
- Get it approved by Mr. Norvelle.
- Begin Research for your genre using computers, books, etc.
- Create a presentation for your genre.
- Find a short story that fits in your genre and won’t take long to read as a class.
- Create a Worksheet for the story.
- Read your story to the class.
- Guide class in answering the questions.
- Fill out questionnaire about members of the group.
Our Presentation Date______