6th Grade - Identify Different Forms Of Fiction

 
     
 
     
 
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6th
Stories and Literature
Identify different forms of fiction
Identify the forms of fiction and describe the major characteristics of each form
Be able to recognize and describe the forms (genres) of fictional text.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What is the difference between fiction and non-fiction writing? (Imaginary vs. real)


(2)

What is the term for a short fictional account? (short story)


(3)

What is the term for a longer fictional work? (novel)


(4)

What is the term for fiction that has imaginary elements that could not really happen? (Fantasy)


(5)

What is the term for fiction that is based on real or possible scientific developments, sometimes in the future? (Science fiction)

(6)

What is the term for fiction that is set in the past and which may have references to actual people and events from the past? (Historical fiction)


(7)

What is the term for imaginative writing set in the real, modern world, using ordinary human characters in everyday situations? (Realistic fiction)


Learning Tips

(1)

A 10-page story in your textbook would be an example of a ________ __________.

(2)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is an example of a ___________. (novel)

(3)

A story or novel with flying wizards is ______________ (fantasy)


(4)

A story or novel that takes place during the Civil War is an example of _________ fiction.


(5)

A story or novel that includes talking robots and human clones is an example of ___________ fiction.

(6)

A story or novel about a family trying to deal with the pressures of divorce is an example of __________ fiction.


Extra Help Problems

(1)

For each of the excerpts above, highlight the key words indicating the genre (e.g. “1844” for historical fiction)

(2)

On the Internet, go to www.amazon.com and search for “historical fiction” or “historical fiction for children.” What are the top 5 best-selling books in this genre? Choose one excerpt and analyze how it fits the genre.

(3)

On the Internet, go to www.amazon.com and search for “science fiction” or “science fiction for children.” What are the top 5 best-selling books in this genre? Choose one excerpt and analyze how it fits the genre.

(4)

On the Internet, go to www.amazon.com and search for “realistic fiction” or “realistic fiction for children.” What are the top 5 best-selling books in this genre? Choose one excerpt and analyze how it fits the genre.

(5)

On the Internet, go to www.amazon.com and search for “fantasy novels” or “fantasy for children.” What are the top 5 best-selling books in this genre? Choose one excerpt and analyze how it fits the genre.

(6)

On the Internet, go to www.amazon.com and search for “short stories” or “short stories for children.” What are the top 5 best-selling books in this genre? Choose one excerpt and analyze how it fits the genre.

(7)

Choose one of the books from the activities above to read with a friend or family member.


 

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