(1.) Fantasy Contains elements such as characters or settings that could not exist in life as we know it today.
(2.) Historical Fiction Gives a historically accurate portrayal of life during a particular time in history.
(3.) Realistic Fiction Stories take place in present-day. Characters encounter modern day difficulties and dilemmas
(4.) Mystery or Suspense Stories that involve suspenseful events (often a crime of some type). The reader uses clues from the story to gradually discover who has committed the crime.
(5.) Science Fiction Explores the question “What if?”. It investigates moral, philosophical, and technological possibilities by creating new and exciting realities.
“Wait…what are those 5 subgenres of Fiction again?” Fantasy Historical Fiction Realistic Fiction Mystery or Suspense Science Fiction
Non - fiction True stories of actual events and characters
Examples of Non-Fiction (1.) Autobiography A literary work about the author’s own life
(2.) Biography An account of a person’s life that is written by someone else written by someone else Examples of Non-Fiction
(3.) Memoir A story about an author’s personal experiences and observations; experiences and observations; a memory a memory Examples of Non-Fiction
Play o oo or Drama A story for stage performances by actors. Example: “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”
P o e t r y Words arranged in metrical pattern, often using rhymed verse in an imaginative way Example: Roses are red Violets are blue Sugar is sweet And so are you!
Folktale, Tall Tale, or Mythology An anonymous, timeless and placeless story that was originally told rather than written.
Review What are the 5 main genres of literature? (1.) Fiction (2.) Non-fiction (3.) Play or Drama (4.) Poetry (5.) Folktale, Tall Tale, or Mythology
What are the 5 sub-genres of fiction? Historical Fiction (1.) Historical Fiction Fantasy (2.) Fantasy Suspense/Mystery (3.) Suspense/Mystery Science Fiction (4.) Science Fiction Realistic Fiction (5.) Realistic Fiction