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Monique MeltonREA-305April 21, 2019Stephanie WestGenre ComparisonPart 1: Elements of Quality LiteratureSome of the criteria I would use when selecting quality literature for my students is simple text and good rhythms, complexity, lessons and values, and wordless books that stimulatevisual and mental capabilities. I would use the elements of literature that encourage students to create their own stories. Using picture books with a strong storyline and character development challenge students to use their imagination and solve problems (Children’s Book Council, 2013). An example of quality literature I would choose for a picture book would be The Tale of Uncle Remus: The Adventure of Brer Rabbit. The elements found within traditional literate is there are narrative stories handed down with a culture, they are a legacy from anonymous artist of the past (Travers & Travers, 2008). Traditional literature is defined as songs, stories, or myths from people handed down orally before they were ever written down (Travers & Travers, 2008). Fantasy and picture books are fiction stories written from an authors imagination. When choosing picture book literature for my students I would choose elements that are predictable and