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Name a few book genres. (Answer with only a few words)
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Books are usually categorized into different genres, such as fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, horror, etc. When choosing a book to read, it helps to know what genre it is so you can decide if it interests you. Each genre has its own set of conventions, like a mystery novel will have clues to solve a crime.
Book Genres
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Fiction: Stories that are made up and not based on real events. Non-Fiction: Stories based on real events and information. Biography: A story of a person's life written by someone else.
Concepts:
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Genre: a type of literature or other artistic work that has a particular form, style, or content Fiction vs Non-Fiction: Fiction is a type of literature that is made up and not based on real life events, while non-fiction is based on real life events Subgenre: a genre that is more specific and has more specific characteristics than the main genre
Concepts:
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The sci-fi and fantasy genres started as separate genres, but they merged in the 1950s. According to the Guinness World Records, the longest published novel is in the horror genre. The term 'chick lit' was coined in the 1990s to describe literature written for young women.
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Fiction books tell stories that are made up by the author. Nonfiction books tell true stories about real people and events. Poetry books contain poems written by poets.
Exploring Book Genres
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Exploring Book Genres
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Exploring Book Genres
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Which book genre do you prefer?
  • Mystery
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi
  • Historical Fiction
  • Adventure
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The oldest known book in existence is called the Epic of Gilgamesh and is over 4,000 years old. Science fiction is the most popular book genre among college students. The longest book ever published is titled The Seven Pillars of Wisdom and has over one million words.
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The modern genre of Science Fiction was first invented in the 19th century by Mary Shelley when she wrote Frankenstein. The genre of Fantasy was first popularized by J.R.R. Tolkien in the 20th century with his book The Lord of the Rings. The oldest known genre of literature in the world is Epic poetry, which dates back to Ancient Mesopotamia.
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How is categorizing texts by genre useful?
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Categorizing Our Novels
Now that we understand genres a bit better, let's begin looking at our books
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Together with your group, begin sorting your basket of books into genres. Discuss why you think it fits in that category. When complete, add them to the correct bins

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