Genre Definition- how books are divided; a category of books
Genre Traditional Fiction- Stories that are passed down orally from one group to another in history. This includes folktales, fairy tales, fables, legends, and myths from different cultures.
Genre Fantasy- Made-up stories that have some elements that could not be true or could not happen in this world (e.g., fairies, talking animals).
Genre Science Fiction- often tells about science and technology of the future; involves partially true/partially fiction laws or theories of science; settings often include---the future, outer space, a different world, a different universe or dimension (e.g., robots, time machines).
Genre Mystery- based on a puzzling crime; often involves an object’s disappearance or a person’s untimely death; the main character is usually a “detective” who searches for clues and evidence that will answer the question “Whodunit?”
Genre Realistic Fiction- a fiction story in which the story elements (characters, setting, and plot) are very realistic and it could happen in real life; shows life as it really is and the characters deal with everyday situations
Genre Historical Fiction- a made-up story that takes place during an actual time period in history; set in a historical period
Genre Poetry- writing in which the sound of the words adds to the meaning of the work; literature written in verse
Genre Nonfiction- prose (writing in paragraphs) writing that presents and explains ideas or that tells about real people, places and events Informational- Texts that provide factual information to readers.
Genre Biography- The author tells the story of a real person’s life.
Genre Autobiography- The person tells the story of his/her own life.
Genre Memoir- The author tells about an experience or a part of his or her life.