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Title: Literature Genres


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Literature Genres
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Realistic Fiction
Realistic fiction is made up of stories that
could really happen. Contemporary realistic
fiction is realistic fiction that is set in
modern times.
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Examples of Realistic Fiction
Because of Winn Dixie Crash Holes Monster Drama
High Role Of Thunder
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Historical Fiction
Historical fiction is made up of stories that
take place in a certain time and place in the
past. Real historical figures and settings may
be included in a fiction story.
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Examples of Historical Fiction
A Boy at War Across Five Aprils Ben and Me The
Butterfly Charlie Skedaddle Sign of the
Beaver Titanic Crossing Dear America Series
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Folklore
Folklore includes stories, myths, and fables that
people told one another over the years. Later the
stories were written down.
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Examples of Folklore
Aesops Fables Beauty and the Beast The
Bunyans Cinderella John Henry The Talking
Eggs The Tortoise and the Hare
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Fantasy
Fantasy is fiction that has elements that are not
real. Sometimes this includes talking animals or
characters with magical powers. Theres usually
a conflict between good and evil.
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Examples of Fantasy
Alices Adventures in Wonderland Charlottes
Web The Wreck of the Zephyr Lion, Witch, and the
Wardrobe Lord of the Rings Harry Potter Series
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Mystery
Mysteries are stories that have a real setting
and a problem to be solved that includes clues,
distractions, and an answer to the problem.
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Examples of Mystery
The House of Dies Drear Never Say Die The
Treehouse Mystery Mystery of the Midnight
Message Encyclopedia Brown Series Boxcar Children
Mysteries
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Science Fiction
Science Fiction is made up of stories that blend
fact and fiction with futuristic technology.
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Examples of Science Fiction
Aliens for Breakfast A Wrinkle in Time My Best
Friend is Invisible Star Wars The Time Machine
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Poetry
Poetry is verse written to inspire thoughts and
feelings in the reader. It often uses rhyme and
rhythm, or it can be written in free verse.
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Examples of Poetry
Where the Sidewalk Ends How Do I Love
Thee Chocolate Dreams Poems A Dream Deferred We
Real Cool Our Grandmothers
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Informational
Informational books are nonfiction books that
give true facts on a variety of subjects.
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Examples of Informational Writing
Dirt Bikes Flying Animals Danger!
Earthquakes Newspapers Encyclopedias
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Biography
A biography is the true story of a real persons
life from the past or present.
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Examples of Biography
Tiger Woods An American Master The HomerunKings
BabeRuth and Henry Aaron Clara Barton, a Red
Cross Pioneer Sacagawea
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