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15 terms

ELA Lists 4,5, & 6

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genre
a type of literary or artistic work
fiction
a work of literature that is created from the imagination, not based on fact
nonfiction
a work of literature that is based on fact or true experiences
biography
a written account of a person's life
autobiography
a written account of a person's life written by that person
realistic fiction
a made-up story that could happen in the real world, with characters and settings that are true to life
historical fiction
a made-up story that is set in the past during a particular time period, the characters can be real, based on real people or made up
science fiction
genre of fiction in which the stories often tell about science and technology of the future
fantasy
imaginative tales that require readers to accept story lines and elements that cannot be true (talking animals, magical creatures, magical lands)
drama
a genre of literature that is written to be performed by actors on a stage
folk tale
fictional tale about people and/or animals; tells how the main character deals with everyday events
fable
a short story that teaches a moral lesson, often has animals as the main characters
fairy tale
a short story, usually for children about elves, hobgoblins,fairies, or other magical creatures
myth
a traditional story, which may describe the origins of the world or people
legend
a story that is supposed to be historical in nature, but there's no proof that it really happened