This Smartboard lesson explains and models the different types of literary genres. The first slide explains the term genre, then the slides are divided into fiction, nonfiction and then poetry. Each slide of a particular genre describes the traits for that genre and shows examples of books in each. After the slides of realistic fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, and mystery, slides are presented where the students can practice identifying the genre and listing character traits in each model story that is given. Traditonal literature is also addressed with individual slides for fables, tall tales, legends, myths, and folk tales. Nonfiction slides include informational texts, autobiography, and biography. This lesson is comprehensive and all you need to teach genre.