TYPES OF
GENRES
By Ms. Ybarra
Text that is written to
inform and explain and
contains facts about real
people, things, or events.
EXPOSITORY/NONFICTION
BIOGRAPHY
A story about a real
person’s life written by
another person.
A story of a real
person’s life written by
that person.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY
FANTASY
A story that could not
happen in the real world,
may include talking
animals, magical powers,
or make-believe cre...
A tale that has been
pasted down from
generation to generation
by word of
mouth, often with a
message.
FOLKLORE
POETRY
A verse written to
inspire thought by the
reader.
MYSTERY
A suspenseful story
about a puzzling event
that is not solved until
the end.
REALISTIC FICTION
A story that did not
happen, but the
characters, places, and
events seem real.
A realistic story that
takes place sometime in
the past.
HISTORICAL FICTION
SCIENCE FICTION
A story that futuristic
technology with science
fact and fiction.
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  1. 1. TYPES OF GENRES By Ms. Ybarra
  2. 2. Text that is written to inform and explain and contains facts about real people, things, or events. EXPOSITORY/NONFICTION
  3. 3. BIOGRAPHY A story about a real person’s life written by another person.
  4. 4. A story of a real person’s life written by that person. AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  5. 5. FANTASY A story that could not happen in the real world, may include talking animals, magical powers, or make-believe creatures.
  6. 6. A tale that has been pasted down from generation to generation by word of mouth, often with a message. FOLKLORE
  7. 7. POETRY A verse written to inspire thought by the reader.
  8. 8. MYSTERY A suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end.
  9. 9. REALISTIC FICTION A story that did not happen, but the characters, places, and events seem real.
  10. 10. A realistic story that takes place sometime in the past. HISTORICAL FICTION
  11. 11. SCIENCE FICTION A story that futuristic technology with science fact and fiction.
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