Genre is a French word meaning          kind or group    It is pronounced jon-ra
The word genre refers to:                a category of                   •Artistic                 •Musical or            ...
Fiction   • Story based on the     imagination of the     author   • Written to entertain     the reader   • Characterized...
Fiction Subgroups       • Fantasy      • Romance     • Adventure    • Crime Fiction        • Horror   • Science Fiction   ...
How do we classify literature into        each genre?
• Fantasy      • Romance     • Adventure    • Crime Fiction        • Horror   • Science Fiction       • Mystery  • Histori...
CONVENTIONSA particular genre includes certain basic ingredients which we call conventions
CONVENTIONS      Texts often fit into multiple genres Can you think of an example of a novel whichcombines Science Fiction...
Mystery• Suspenseful story  about a puzzling  event that is not  solved until the end  of the story
Historical Fiction         • Fictional story that           takes place in a           particular time           period in...
Traditional Literature           • Stories that are passed             down from one group to             another in histo...
Horror• Baddies, supernatural creatures  like vampires, victims, believers  and sceptics of the supernatural,  innocent ch...
Realistic Fiction• Story using made-up  characters that  could happen in real  life
Fantasy
Fantasy• Story including elements that  are impossible such as talking  animals or magical powers. Magic  users (wizards);...
Science Fiction
Science Fiction     • A type of fantasy that uses       science and technology     • Robots, space, time machines,       a...
Romance
Romance  • Fictional story that takes    place in a particular time    period in the past  • Love match, overcoming    obs...
Crime Fiction
Crime Fiction     • Fictional story that takes       place in a particular time       period in the past     • Often the s...
GROUP TASK• In groups, you will be assigned one genre to research.  You are to collect images, film titles, authors, novel...
Some examples from last year’s      Year 8 students…
Adventure!
Happily Ever   After
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  1. 1. Genre is a French word meaning kind or group It is pronounced jon-ra
  2. 2. The word genre refers to: a category of •Artistic •Musical or •Literarycomposition characterized by a particular style, form, or content.
  3. 3. Fiction • Story based on the imagination of the author • Written to entertain the reader • Characterized by a setting, characters, dialogue (talking), problem/conflict, climax and solution
  4. 4. Fiction Subgroups • Fantasy • Romance • Adventure • Crime Fiction • Horror • Science Fiction • Mystery • Historical Fiction • Realistic Fiction• Traditional Literature
  5. 5. How do we classify literature into each genre?
  6. 6. • Fantasy • Romance • Adventure • Crime Fiction • Horror • Science Fiction • Mystery • Historical Fiction • Realistic Fiction• Traditional Literature
  7. 7. CONVENTIONSA particular genre includes certain basic ingredients which we call conventions
  8. 8. CONVENTIONS Texts often fit into multiple genres Can you think of an example of a novel whichcombines Science Fiction, Romance, Adventure and Horror 
  9. 9. Mystery• Suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story
  10. 10. Historical Fiction • Fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past • Often the setting is real, but the characters are made up from the author’s imagination
  11. 11. Traditional Literature • Stories that are passed down from one group to another in history. • Includes folktales, legends, fables, fairytales, tall tales, and myths from different cultures.
  12. 12. Horror• Baddies, supernatural creatures like vampires, victims, believers and sceptics of the supernatural, innocent children and young women, hero, saviour, slayers, mad scientists clever experts.• Isolated places, dark places, cemeteries, good versus evil, revenge, courage, justice, suspense, killing.
  13. 13. Realistic Fiction• Story using made-up characters that could happen in real life
  14. 14. Fantasy
  15. 15. Fantasy• Story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers. Magic users (wizards); royalty (princesses); unreal creatures (dragons); hero/heroine• Quest to overcome obstacles• Enchanted places, castles, forests, medieval time• Good versus evil, honourable qualities, friendship• Successive volumes
  16. 16. Science Fiction
  17. 17. Science Fiction • A type of fantasy that uses science and technology • Robots, space, time machines, aliens, time travel • Conflict with invaders • A quest to overcome obstacles • Set in the future (advanced or regressive) • Good versus evil • Friendship, honourable qualities, human potential, ethics
  18. 18. Romance
  19. 19. Romance • Fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past • Love match, overcoming obstacles, becoming a couple, happy endings
  20. 20. Crime Fiction
  21. 21. Crime Fiction • Fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past • Often the setting is real, but the characters are made up from the author’s imagination • Crime solved by detective involves interpretation of clues, villains, mysterious settings, danger, weapons suspense and tension
  22. 22. GROUP TASK• In groups, you will be assigned one genre to research. You are to collect images, film titles, authors, novel covers etc. that are classified as part of your assigned genre and make An electronic collage from your findings. Then answer the following questions:• What elements need to be in a story to classify it under this genre?• Write a list that others could use as a guide to help them recognize which texts are part of this genre.• You will present your findings to the class.
  23. 23. Some examples from last year’s Year 8 students…
  24. 24. Adventure!
  25. 25. Happily Ever After

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