Genre

Recently in my English class, I have been learning about different types  of genre. Today I was assigned to write an essay on types of genre and some of my favorite book’s genre.

The definition of genre, according to my English teacher, is: “a term for any category of literature or any other form of art or entertainment based on some set of stylistic criteria.” As most know ,there are quite a few genres in the world. When I think of genre I mostly think of fiction and nonfiction. Also, I used to think that fantasy and fiction were the same thing. I will be explaining why they are not.

Fiction- when the story is made up but it can usually happen. However, it is not focusing on just facts.

Fantasy, according to Wikipedia, is- is a fiction genre that uses magic or other supernatural elements as a main plot element, theme, or setting.

This year I got a book called : Fish in a Tree this book is about a girl who has trouble in school and gets in a pickle quite a few times. Later on in this book we find out she has dyslexia. She gets a new teacher and he helps her learn to read. This book was realistic fiction because situations like this have happened to someone. Plus, according to understood.org, 17% of school children have dyslexia . This proves that this book is realistic fiction.

Another book that I read was: who was Helen Keller. As you can probably tell from the title this is nonfiction. However, the type of nonfiction is biography. The way you can tell if the book is nonfiction is when you read it it’s stating facts. Although when you read the author’s name you can tell that you are reading about someone else and not the author.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the learning in pajamas blog to you all!

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