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Mystery

something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

Biography

an account of the series of events making up a person's life

autobiography

Story of a person's life written by that person

poetry

any communication resembling poetry in beauty or the evocation of feeling

informational

Texts that provide facts about a variety of topics (sports, animals, science, history, careers, travel, geography, space, weather, etc.)

historical fiction

made up but based on actual historical events

realistic fiction

made up but believable; could really have happened

science fiction

writing that tells about imaginary events that involve science or technology

fantasy

A story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers. Make-believe is what this genre is all about.

traditional

the continued pattern of cultural beliefs or practices; the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation

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