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  • 1. Literature Genres By Sandrelle Richards
  • 2. Realistic Fiction
    • Made up story, not true
    • Characters, setting, plot are not real
    • Could never happen
    • Example: Junie B. Jones
  • 3. Fantasy Fiction
    • Made up story, not true
    • Characters, setting, plot are not real
    • Could never happen
    • Example: Berenstein Bears
  • 4. Historical Fiction
    • Made up characters
    • Made up story
    • Setting takes place during a real time in our history
    • Example: Addie’s World (America Girl Book)
  • 5. Nonfiction
    • True,real facts
    • Informs, gives you information
    • May have real photos,graphs,captions, diagrams, table of contents, glossary
    • Example: All About Reptiles
  • 6. Biography
    • Nonfiction about a real person’s life
    • Person could be dead or living
    • Tells why person is famous
    • Facts, events,dates
    • Example: The Life of Barack Obama
  • 7. Folktales
    • Made up stories from long time ago
    • May teach a lesson
    • May come from a different country
    • Example: Mr.Lucky Straw
  • 8. Fables
    • Fiction, not true
    • Short in length
    • Talking animals
    • Teach a lesson or moral
    • Example: The Tortoise and the Hare
  • 9. Legends
    • May or may not be true
    • Passed on from generation to generation
    • From a long time ago
    • May have magic
    • Example: The Legend of Blue Bonnet
  • 10. Myths
    • Fiction, not true
    • May have magic
    • May have heroic characters
    • May have to do with nature
    • May have gods and come from Greek or Roman times
    • Example: King Midas
  • 11. Poems
    • Has stanzas, not paragraphs
    • May or may not rhyme
    • May repeat lines
    • Talks about feelings, senses
    • May compare things
    • Example: Were the Sidewalk Ends
  • 12. Plays/ Dramas
    • Short story act out in front of an audience
    • Written with scenes/acts
    • Speaking parts called dialog
    • Stage directions
    • May have a narrator
    • Example: Jungle Spots