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1 Literature Genres

2 All categories of books or stories can be called either fiction or non-fiction.
a made up story can tell about things that could happen is read for fun characters may be like real people or imaginary Non-Fiction has facts that can be checked and proven the author is an expert on this information it IS TRUE!

3 Genre Fiction Realistic Fiction Historical Fiction Mystery
Science Fiction Adventure Fantasy

4 Realistic Fiction Realistic fiction is made up of stories that could really happen. The characters, setting, and plot are very realistic and could happen in real life.

5 Examples of Realistic Fiction
Bridge to Terabithia *** Hoot Holes

6 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.

7 Examples of Historical Fiction
Out of the Dust *** Sign of the Beaver Titanic Crossing Dear America Series

8 Mystery Mysteries are stories that have a real setting and a problem to be solved that includes clues, and usually a puzzling crime. The main character, the detective, must solve a crime.

9 Examples of Mystery Sherlock Holmes **** The Treehouse Mystery
Mystery of the Midnight Message Encyclopedia Brown Series

10 Science Fiction Science Fiction is made up of stories that blend fact and fiction with futuristic technology. Science fiction usually takes place In the future.

11 Examples of Science Fiction
Aliens for Breakfast A Wrinkle in Time Among the Hidden *** Star Wars The Time Machine

12 Fantasy Fantasy is fiction that has elements that are not real. Sometimes this includes talking animals or characters with magical powers. There’s usually a conflict between good and evil.

13 Examples of Fantasy Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Charlotte’s Web
Tuck Everlasting *** Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe Lord of the Rings Harry Potter Series

14 Adventure An adventure story has elements such as fast moving action, discoveries of new and exciting things, and moments of danger. The main character is usually on a quest to find something or someone.

15 Examples of Adventure Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
The River by Gary Paulsen

16 Non- Fiction There are three types of Non Fiction:
Literature which is true and based on facts and reality. There are three types of Non Fiction: Biography and Autobiography Informational Text

17 Biography A biography is the true story of a real person’s life written by someone else..

18 Examples of Biography Tiger Woods: An American Master
Anastasia’s Album **** Harry Houdini *****

19 Autobiography An autobiography is an account of a person’s life written by that person.

20 Examples of Autobiography
Small Steps by Peg Kehret Rosa Parks: My Story

21 Informational Text- Examples
Encyclopedia Dictionary Informational Websites Essays(Persuasive, Informational) Pamphlets

22 Assignment: Categories: Realistic Fiction Historical Fiction Mystery
List 2 more examples of books that fit under each category. You may use the internet to help you. Categories: Realistic Fiction Historical Fiction Mystery Science Fiction Adventure Fantasy Autobiography Biography

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