3rd and 4th grade Genre Studies

What is a Genre?

A Genre is a particular type or category of literary, musical, or artistic composition. The two main types of genres are fiction and nonfiction. One way fiction books are put into genres is by their content or theme. Major fiction genres are (but not limited to) fantasy, science fiction, mystery, realistic fiction, historical fiction, and action/adventure.

The Fantasy Genre

Fantasy is a genre of books in which something make believe or impossible happens.

Introduction to the Fantasy Genre

Fantasy 2016

Two types of Fantasy

Low Fantasy - Tone is lighthearted and occurs in the real world

  • Charlotte's Web
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • James and the Giant Peach
High Fantasy - Takes place in a secondary world and has a large scale plot

  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

3rd grade Fantasy Examples

Low Fantasy - The Underneath

The Underneath Book Trailer

High Fantasy - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Behind the Magic of Narnia: Chapter 4. The Story

4th grade Fantasy Examples

Spirit Animals series

Spirit Animals Series Trailer


Wings of Fire series

Wings of Fire

Storybound - Book 1

Storybound Book Trailer

The Secret Zoo

The Secret Zoo Book Trailer