Literature Genres in Mrs. Farnumís Classroom

 

 

Picture Books and Short Stories

 

Traditional Literature

       Myths/ Legends

       Tall Tales

       Fairy Tales

       Epics

       Ballads

       Folktales

       Fables

 

Modern Fantasy

       Science Fiction/ Fantasy

       Animal Fantasy

       Horror

       Books in a Series

       Modern Folktales

       Personified Toys and Objects

       Unusual Characters and Situations

       Little People

       Supernatural Events/ Mystery

       Historical Fantasy

       Quest Stories

 


Realistic Fiction

       Adventure/ Survival

       Antiwar

       Adolescent Issues

       Mysteries

       Humorous Stories

       Family Issues/ Situations

       Romance

       Books in a Series

       Urban Life

       Peer Relationships

       Growth and Maturity

       Cultural Differences

       Sports

 

Historical Fiction

       Themes:

1.    Seeking New Frontiers

2.    Search for Freedom from Persecution

3.    Effects of War

4.    Family Closeness in Times of Adversity

       Periods:

1.    Beginnings of Civilization up to 3000B.C.

2.    Civilizations of the Ancient World, 3000 B.C. to A.D. 600

3.    Civilizations of the Medieval World, 600 to 1500

4.    Emergence of Modern Nations, 1500 to 1800

        American Revolution 1776-1781

5.    Development of Industrial Society 1800-1914

        Westward Movement

        Civil War 1861-1865

6.    World Wars in the Twentieth Century, 1914 to 1945

        WWI 1914-1918

        Great Depression

        WWII 1939-1945

        Holocaust

7.    Post-World War II Era, 1945-1970ís

        Korean War 1950-1953

        Vietnam War 1965-1973

        Cold War

        Civil Rights Movement

 

Non-Fiction

       Autobiography

       Biography

       Memoirs

       Journals

       Diaries

       Sports

       Reference Material

       Informational Books

       Subject Specific Text Books (math, science, social studies)

       How-to Books

       Instructional Guides

 

Poetry

       Epic poems

       Nursery Rhymes

       Lyric Poems

       Narrative Poems

       Poetry Anthologies

 


Multicultural

       African-American

       Asian-American

       Hispanic- American

       Jewish-American

       Native-American

       International Literature

 

Others

       Drama

       Newspaper

       Magazines

       Internet, CD ROMís, and Web pages

       Movie/ Screenplay

      

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