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Nefertari American International School Sy-2011-12 Unit: 1 Fiction and Nonfiction Students Name : Grade: Nine Mrs.

Carol English Language / Literature Grade: ( A- B- C) Date: Worksheet # ___

Literary Analysis: Genre , Subgenre & Author's Purpose


There are five main genres in literature: 1. Fiction: writing that is a product of the imagination. Historical Fiction: based on or around a person or event from history. Science Fiction: dealing with aliens, the future, or advanced technology. Fantasy: containing monsters, magic, or other supernatural elements. Realistic Fiction: a story that could have happened, but didnt. 2. Folklore: stories that were handed down through the oral tradition. Fairy Tale: a story with magic, monsters, and/or talking animals. Fable: a very short story, usually with talking animals and has a moral. Myth: has gods or goddesses and often accounts for the creation of something. Legend: a story based on something that might have once been real, but has since become exaggerated beyond the realm of nonfiction. Tall Tale: stories usually set in the American frontier (border) where the main character has exaggerated strengths, skills, or size. The tone of the author is humorous 3. Nonfiction: writing that is true or factual. Informational Writing: writing that provides information on a topic. Persuasive Writing: writing that attempts to influence the reader. Autobiography: the story of ones life told by oneself. Biography: the story of someones life told by someone else. 4. Drama: writing that appears as a play or script. Comedy: has a happy ending. Tragedy: ends in death and sadness. 5. Poetry: writing that is concerned with the beauty of language

An author writes for many reasons. An author may write to inform by giving you facts or true information about a subject. Some authors write fiction stories or stories that are not true. They write these stories to entertain you. Other authors may write to persuade or to try to get you to do something.

Grade 9 Unit 1 Literary Analysis: Genre, Subgenre & Author's Purpose

I. Choose the genre and subgenre in which the story most likely belongs. Explain how you got your answer then specify the author's purpose. 1. Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne The story of a German professor who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the center of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans climb down a crater and have many wild adventures, encountering dinosaurs and prehistoric man. They eventually return to surface again in southern Italy. Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________ 2. Sleeping Beauty retold by Charles Perrault A beautiful princess pricks her finger on a sewing needle, after being cursed by a wicked fairy. The princess falls into a deep sleep. One hundred years later, a prince fights his way through the enchanted forest and awakens the beautiful sleeping princess. Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________ 3. The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy by James Cross Giblin Joseph McCarthy was a senator during the cold war who accused many people of being communists. Many actors and directors were banned from working on movies because of McCarthys accusations. James Cross Giblin tells the true story of Joe McCarthys life, his rise to power and his down fall. Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________ 4. No Way Out by Peggy Kern Bluford High freshman Harold Davis is trapped. Medical bills for his sick grandmother are piling up, and a social worker has threatened to put him in a foster home. Desperate for money, he reluctantly agrees to work for Londell James, a neighborhood drug dealer. The choice leads him into a world of dangerous streets where no one is safe. Will Harold escape the violence that surrounds him, or will he become its next victim? Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________ 5. The Complete Book of Science, Grades 5-6 by School Specialty Publishing The Complete Book of Science for grades 5 to 6 teaches children important science skills. Children complete a variety of exercises that help them develop a number of skills in this 352 page workbook. Including a complete answer key, this workbook features a user-friendly format perfect for browsing, research, and review. Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________

6. The Fox and the Grapes retold by Aesop One day a fox came upon a grape orchard and found a bunch of beautiful grapes hanging from a high branch. "Boy those sure would be tasty," he thought to himself. He backed up and took a running start, and jumped. He did not get high enough. He went back to his starting spot and tried again. He almost got high enough this time, but not quite. He tried and tried, again and again, but he just couldn't get high enough to grab the grapes. Finally, he gave up. As he walked away, he put his nose in the air and said: "I am sure those grapes are sour." It is easy to hate what you cannot have. Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________
Grade 9 Unit 1 Literary Analysis: Genre, Subgenre & Author's Purpose

7. Someone Named Eva by Joan M. Wolf When resistance fighters assassinated the highest ranking Nazi officer in Czechoslovakia, Hitler sought revenge on the small village of Lidice. All 173 men and teenage boys were executed while the women were sent to the Ravensbruck concentration camp. Wolf tells the heart-wrenching story of the fictional Milada, who is sent to a Lebensborn center and adopted by the commandant of Ravensbruck. This is an amazing, eye-opening story, masterfully written. Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________ 8. Davy Crockett and the Frozen Dawn retold by S. E. Schlosser One winter, it was so cold that the dawn froze solid. The sun got caught between two ice blocks, and the earth iced up so much that it couldn't turn. The first rays of sunlight froze halfway over the mountain tops. They looked like yellow icicles dripping towards the ground. Now Davy Crockett was headed home after a successful night hunting when the dawn froze up so solid. Being a smart man, he knew he had to do something quick or the earth was a goner. He had a freshly killed bear on his back, so he whipped it off, climbed right up on those rays of sunlight and began beating the hot bear carcass against the ice blocks which were squashing the sun. Soon a gush of hot oil burst out of the bear and it melted the ice. Davy gave the sun a good hard kick to get it started, and the sun's heat unfroze the earth and started it spinning again. So Davy lit his pipe on the sun, shouldered the bear, slid himself down the sun rays before they melted and took a bit of sunrise home in his pocket. Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________ 9. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment, and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realizes that these beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culturenow weak and childishly afraid of the dark. They have every reason to be afraid: in deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race descended from humanity the sinister Morlocks. And when the scientists time machine vanishes, it becomes clear he must search these tunnels if he is ever to return to his own era. Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________ 10. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque The book tells the story of a fictional character named Paul Bumer, a soldier whourged on by his school teacherjoined the German army shortly after the start of World War I. Bumer arrives at the Western Front and meets an older soldier, nicknamed Kat, who becomes Paul's mentor. While fighting at the front, Bumer and his comrades have to engage in frequent battles and endure the dangerous and often squalid conditions of warfare. The book does not focus on heroic stories of bravery, but rather gives a view of the conditions in which the soldiers find themselves. Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________ 11. African Creation Story by unknown In the Bakuba account, the Earth was originally nothing but water and darkness, ruled by the giant Mbombo. This giant, after feeling an intense pain in his stomach one day, vomited up the sun, moon, and stars. The heat and light from the sun evaporated the water covering Earth, creating clouds, and after time, the dry hills emerged from the water. Mbombo vomited once more. Many things were contained in this second vomitingpeople (the first man and the first woman), animals, trees, the falling star, the firmament, and lighting. Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________

Grade 9 Unit 1 Literary Analysis: Genre, Subgenre & Author's Purpose

12. Chicago Tribune published by the Tribune This newspaper contains news, sports, classifieds, and entertainment stories. Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________

13. On the Road by Jack Kerouac


Kerouac tells the true story of his cross-country adventure, Kerouac is a writer holed up in a room at his aunt's house. One day he and a friend hit the road to see America. He takes the reader through the highs and lows of hitchhiking, bonding with fellow explorers and opting for beer before food. Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________ 14. The Most Exciting Moment of My Life by Mr. Morton Mr. Morton, in a five paragraph narrative, tells the true story of the most exciting moment in his life: when he went to a reading workshop near downtown Chicago. Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________ 15. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by unknown Sir Gawain is King Arthurs nephew, and this is the story of how Gawain met a challenge from a giant knight dressed in all green armor. The story is very serious and is told as though it was true; many people believe that King Arthur was a real person, but this story is probably not true. If it were true, it has been greatly exaggerated. Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________ 16. The Complete Book of U.S. History by School Specialty Publishing This textbook tells the history of America, from the Revolutionary War to the Iraq War. Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________ 17. The Fallen by Paul Langan Martin Luna world is crumbling. A fight threatens to end his sophomore year at Bluford High School. But at home, things are even worse. Frankie, the most feared homeboy from his neighborhood, is hunting him. Alone and with time running out, Martin makes a desperate choice. Will it save or destroy him? This is book eleven in the Bluford series. Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________

Part Two 1. The Perfect Shot by Elaine Marie Alphin In this novel, Brian's girlfriend, Amanda; her sister; and their mother are shot to death in their garage. The girls' father is put on trial for the crime. On the day of the murders, however, Brian saw something that he thinks might affect the case. The story is told in flashbacks as he struggles for his life after being shotas readers will suspect by the true killer. Brian must also cope with pressure from his father to excel in basketball, and with his overwhelming grief over Amanda's death.
Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________
Grade 9 Unit 1 Literary Analysis: Genre, Subgenre & Author's Purpose

2. An Audience for Einstein by Mark Wakely Professor Percival Marlowe is a brilliant astrophysicist who's dying, his greatest achievement still unfinished and now beyond his diminished means. Doctor Carl Dorning, a neurosurgeon, discovers a secret method of transplanting memories from one person to another using advanced technology. Miguel Sanchez, a homeless boy, agrees to become the recipient of Marlowe's knowledge and personality in this experiment, enticed by Dorning's promises of intelligence, wealth and respect, but unaware that his own identity will be lost forever. What results is a seesaw battle for control of Miguel's body.
Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________

3. Fractions by Sara Pistoia This workbook text explains fractions, what they are, and how to use them.
Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________

4. Antlers adapted by Heather Forest Very short story of a buck (male deer) who was admiring his horns and feeling bad about his skinny legs. When a hunter came to shoot him, his big horns got stuck in some tree branches, but his skinny legs managed to pull him free. The moral of the story is that what is truly valuable is often unappreciated.
Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________

5. The Takers (Oz Chronicles, Book 1) by R.W. Ridley Never say their name! If you do, they will find you! If they find you, they will eat you! Thirteen-year-old Oz Griffin knows it's his fault that the Takers are eating everyone in sight. He also knows that a comic book written by a neighborhood boy is the key to defeating them. But every time he and his band of survivors try to read the comic book, the Takers draw closer. Can they get to the end of the story before the Takers devour them?
Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________

6. Dealing with the Stuff That Makes Life Tough : The 10 Things That Stress Teen Girls Out and How to Cope with Them by Jill Zimmerman Rutledge "Dr. Jill" gives prescriptions for dealing with difficult situations. The chapters address relationships, drug addiction, stress, body image, parental divorce, insomnia, bullies, and the author offers several scenarios based on her years of experience as a psychotherapist. Every chapter encourages readers to find ways to respect themselves. The author admits that some situations are complicated and offers realistic solutions.
Genre: __________ Subgenre: __________ Reason: __________________________________________________ Author's Purpose: ____________________________________

Grade 9 Unit 1 Literary Analysis: Genre, Subgenre & Author's Purpose

Answers I. Directions: Choose the genre and subgenre in which the story most likely belongs. Then explain how you got your answer. Fiction: science fiction, historical fiction, and realistic fiction Nonfiction: autobiographies, biographies, informational writing, and essays Folklore: myth, fairytale, legend, tall tale, and fable 1. Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne The story of a German professor who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the center of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans climb down a crater and have many wild adventures, encountering dinosaurs and prehistoric man. They eventually return to surface again in southern Italy. Genre: Fiction Subgenre: Science Fiction
Explain your answer:

Made up story with fantastic and futuristic elements 2. Sleeping Beauty retold by Charles Perrault A beautiful princess pricks her finger on a sewing needle, after being cursed by a wicked fairy. The princess falls into a deep sleep. One hundred years later, a prince fights his way through the enchanted forest and awakens the beautiful sleeping princess with a kiss. Genre: folklore Subgenre: fairy tale
Explain your answer:

Story is retold, indicating that it is part of the oral tradition, and it contains magic and fairies and stuff. 3. The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy by James Cross Giblin Joseph McCarthy was a senator during the cold war who accused many people of being communists. Many actors and directors were banned from working on movies because of McCarthys accusations. James Cross Giblin tells the true story of Joe McCarthys life, his rise to power and his down fall. Genre: nonfiction Subgenre: biography
Explain your answer:

Joe McCarthy's story told by Giblin. 4. No Way Out by Peggy Kern Bluford High freshman Harold Davis is trapped. Medical bills for his sick grandmother are piling up, and a social worker has threatened to put him in a foster home. Desperate for money, he reluctantly agrees to work for Londell James, a neighborhood drug dealer. The choice leads him into a world of dangerous streets where no one is safe. Will Harold escape the violence that surrounds him, or will he become its next victim? Genre: Fiction Subgenre: Realistic Fiction
Explain your answer:

Story could happen but didn't. 5. The Complete Book of Science, Grades 5-6 by School Specialty Publishing
Grade 9 Unit 1 Literary Analysis: Genre, Subgenre & Author's Purpose

The Complete Book of Science for grades 5 to 6 teaches children important science skills. Children complete a variety of exercises that help them develop a number of skills in this 352 page workbook. Including a complete answer key, this workbook features a user-friendly format perfect for browsing, research, and review. Genre: Nonfiction Subgenre: Informational Writing
Explain your answer:

Provides information about science 6. The Fox and the Grapes retold by Aesop One day a fox came upon a grape orchard and found a bunch of beautiful grapes hanging from a high branch. "Boy those sure would be tasty," he thought to himself. He backed up and took a running start, and jumped. He did not get high enough. He went back to his starting spot and tried again. He almost got high enough this time, but not quite. He tried and tried, again and again, but he just couldn't get high enough to grab the grapes. Finally, he gave up. As he walked away, he put his nose in the air and said: "I am sure those grapes are sour." It is easy to hate what you cannot have. Genre: Folklore Subgenre: Fable
Explain your answer:

Story is retold, it is very short, and it has a clearly stated moral. 7. Someone Named Eva by Joan M. Wolf When resistance fighters assassinated the highest ranking Nazi officer in Czechoslovakia, Hitler sought revenge on the small village of Lidice. All 173 men and teenage boys were executed while the women were sent to the Ravensbruck concentration camp. Wolf tells the heart-wrenching story of the fictional Milada, who is sent to a Lebensborn center and adopted by the commandant of Ravensbruck. This is an amazing, eye-opening story, masterfully written. Genre: Fiction Subgenre: Historical Fiction
Explain your answer:

Summary clearly states that the story is fictional and it is based around a real historical event. 8. Davy Crockett and the Frozen Dawn retold by S. E. Schlosser One winter, it was so cold that the dawn froze solid. The sun got caught between two ice blocks, and the earth iced up so much that it couldn't turn. The first rays of sunlight froze halfway over the mountain tops. They looked like yellow icicles dripping towards the ground. Now Davy Crockett was headed home after a successful night hunting when the dawn froze up so solid. Being a smart man, he knew he had to do something quick or the earth was a goner. He had a freshly killed bear on his back, so he whipped it off, climbed right up on those rays of sunlight and began beating the hot bear carcass against the ice blocks which were squashing the sun. Soon a gush of hot oil burst out of the bear and it melted the ice. Davy gave the sun a good hard kick to get it started, and the sun's heat unfroze the earth and started it spinning again. So Davy lit his pipe on the sun, shouldered the bear, slid himself down the sun rays before they melted and took a bit of sunrise home in his pocket. Genre: Folklore Subgenre: Talltale
Explain your answer:

The main character's strengths and skills are exaggerated in a humorous way. 9. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Grade 9 Unit 1 Literary Analysis: Genre, Subgenre & Author's Purpose

When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment, and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realizes that these beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culturenow weak and childishly afraid of the dark. They have every reason to be afraid: in deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race descended from humanitythe sinister Morlocks. And when the scientists time machine vanishes, it becomes clear he must search these tunnels if he is ever to return to his own era. Genre: Fiction Subgenre: Science Fiction
Explain your answer:

Story takes place well into the future. 10. Chicago Tribune published by the Tribune This newspaper contains news, sports, classifieds, and entertainment stories. Genre:Nonfiction Subgenre: Informational Writing
Explain your answer:

Provides factual information to readers 11. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque The book tells the story of a fictional character named Paul Bumer, a soldier whourged on by his school teacherjoined the German army shortly after the start of World War I. Bumer arrives at the Western Front and meets an older soldier, nicknamed Kat, who becomes Paul's mentor. While fighting at the front, Bumer and his comrades have to engage in frequent battles and endure the dangerous and often squalid conditions of warfare. The book does not focus on heroic stories of bravery, but rather gives a view of the conditions in which the soldiers find themselves. Genre: Fiction Subgenre: Historical Fiction
Explain your answer:

Summary clearly states that the story is fictional and it is based around an historic event. 12. African Creation Story by unknown In the Bakuba account, the Earth was originally nothing but water and darkness, ruled by the giant Mbombo. This giant, after feeling an intense pain in his stomach one day, vomited up the sun, moon, and stars. The heat and light from the sun evaporated the water covering Earth, creating clouds, and after time, the dry hills emerged from the water. Mbombo vomited once more. Many things were contained in this second vomitingpeople (the first man and the first woman), animals, trees, the falling star, the firmament, and lighting. Genre: Folklore Subgenre: Myth
Explain your answer:

Author is unknown and the story contains information about gods and creation

13. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Grade 9 Unit 1 Literary Analysis: Genre, Subgenre & Author's Purpose

Kerouac tells the true story of his cross-country adventure, Kerouac is a writer holed up in a room at his aunt's house. One day he and a friend hit the road to see America. He takes the reader through the highs and lows of hitchhiking, bonding with fellow explorers and opting for beer before food. Genre:Nonfiction Subgenre: Autobiography
Explain your answer:

Though he uses a pseudonym, Kerouac's story is semiautobiographical, and this summary makes the text appear to be completely autobiographical. 14. The Most Exciting Moment of My Life by Mr. Morton Mr. Morton, in a five paragraph narrative, tells the true story of the most exciting moment in his life: when he went to a reading workshop near downtown Chicago. Genre: Nonfiction Subgenre: Essay
Explain your answer:

As I'm sure you know, reading workshops are very exciting. 15. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by unknown Sir Gawain is King Arthurs nephew, and this is the story of how Gawain met a challenge from a giant knight dressed in all green armor. The story is very serious and is told as though it was true; many people believe that King Arthur was a real person, but this story is probably not true. If it were true, it has been greatly exaggerated. Genre: Folklore Subgenre: Legend
Explain your answer:

Based on perhaps a real person but exaggerated beyond the realm of nonfiction 16. The Complete Book of U.S. History by School Specialty Publishing This textbook tells the history of America, from the Revolutionary War to the Iraq War. Genre: Nonfiction Subgenre: Informational Writing
Explain your answer:

Provides information about American history 17. The Fallen by Paul Langan Martin Luna world is crumbling. A fight threatens to end his sophomore year at Bluford High School. But at home, things are even worse. Frankie, the most feared homeboy from his neighborhood, is hunting him. Alone and with time running out, Martin makes a desperate choice. Will it save or destroy him? This is book eleven in the Bluford series. Genre: Fiction Subgenre: Realistic Fiction
Explain your answer:

The story could be true, but it is not.

Grade 9 Unit 1 Literary Analysis: Genre, Subgenre & Author's Purpose

Name: _________________________

Identifying Genre and Subgenre


Directions: Read the descriptions of the texts. Look for details that reveal the genre. Write the genre and subgenre on the lines and write a sentence explaining your answer. 1. The Perfect Shot by Elaine Marie Alphin In this novel, Brian's girlfriend, Amanda; her sister; and their mother are shot to death in their garage. The girls' father is put on trial for the crime. On the day of the murders, however, Brian saw something that he thinks might affect the case. The story is told in flashbacks as he struggles for his life after being shotas readers will suspect by the true killer. Brian must also cope with pressure from his father to excel in basketball, and with his overwhelming grief over Amanda's death. Genre: fiction Subgenre: realistic fiction

Explain your Answer

story could happen but didn't 2. An Audience for Einstein by Mark Wakely Professor Percival Marlowe is a brilliant astrophysicist who's dying, his greatest achievement still unfinished and now beyond his diminished means. Doctor Carl Dorning, a neurosurgeon, discovers a secret method of transplanting memories from one person to another using advanced technology. Miguel Sanchez, a homeless boy, agrees to become the recipient of Marlowe's knowledge and personality in this experiment, enticed by Dorning's promises of intelligence, wealth and respect, but unaware that his own identity will be lost forever. What results is a seesaw battle for control of Miguel's body. Genre: fiction Subgenre: science fiction

Explain your Answer

story contains futuristic technology. 3. Fractions by Sara Pistoia This workbook text explains fractions, what they are, and how to use them. Genre: nonfiction
Explain your Answer

Subgenre: informational writing

Provides information on fractions. 4. Antlers adapted by Heather Forest Very short story of a buck (male deer) who was admiring his horns and feeling bad about his skinny legs. When a hunter came to shoot him, his big horns got stuck in some tree branches, but his skinny legs managed to pull him free. The moral of the story is that what is truly valuable is often unappreciated. Genre: fiction / folk lore Subgenre: fable
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Explain your Answer

Short story with a moral. 5. The Takers (Oz Chronicles, Book 1) by R.W. RidleyView this book on Amazon Never say their name! If you do, they will find you! If they find you, they will eat you! Thirteen-year-old Oz Griffin knows it's his fault that the Takers are eating everyone in sight. He also knows that a comic book written by a neighborhood boy is the key to defeating them. But every time he and his band of survivors try to read the comic book, the Takers draw closer. Can they get to the end of the story before the Takers devour them? Genre: fiction Subgenre: fantasy

Explain your Answer

Contains elements that are not realistic 6. Dealing with the Stuff That Makes Life Tough : The 10 Things That Stress Teen Girls Out and How to Cope with Them by Jill Zimmerman Rutledge "Dr. Jill" gives prescriptions for dealing with difficult situations. The chapters address relationships, drug addiction, stress, body image, parental divorce, insomnia, bullies, and the author offers several scenarios based on her years of experience as a psychotherapist. Every chapter encourages readers to find ways to respect themselves. The author admits that some situations are complicated and offers realistic solutions. Genre: nonfiction
Explain your Answer

Subgenre: informational writing

Provides information about growing up 7. A House Divided-A Novel of the Civil War by Elizabeth MassieLearn more about this book By April 1863 the Civil War has been raging for two years. On their sleepy farm in Gettysburg, sixteen-year-old twins Susanne and Stephen are alarmed by news that Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee are threatening to invade the North for a strike at Washington, D.C.! Frustrated with farm life and itching for action, Stephen runs away to join the fight. But little do they know that forces are converging on a small town for a battle that may determine the outcome of the wara town called Gettysburg. Genre: Fiction Subgenre: Historical Fiction

Explain your Answer

Made up story based around events from history 8. Rapunzel adapted by Adler and Robin Books Once upon a time a young girl named Rapunzel was running an errand for her mother when an evil witch caught her and imprisoned her in the tower of a castle. After years in the tower, Rapunzel grows long, beautiful hair. Rapunzel is very lonely, having seen nobody but the evil witch her whole life, until one day a prince wanders by and climbs up Rapunzels hair. Action ensues, but eventually the prince and Rapunzel live happily every after. Genre: Folklore Subgenre: fairytale
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Story containing magic and the author has "adapted" the story, indicating that it has passed through the oral tradition.

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