Educator Resources for Literary Genres

What's your favorite type of story? Mystery? Horror? Science fiction? Each of these categories is known as a genre. In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby explain how stories in each genre are defined by the conventions they share—from the hilarious gags of comedies to the magical creatures of fantasies. You'll discover how the idea of genre helps readers know what to expect, and allows writers to create works that appeal to their audiences. Whether you're a fan of sweeping historical romance, laugh-out-loud slapstick, or nail-biting suspense thrillers, this is a movie you need to watch!