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Genre

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genre
a type of literary work identified by its design or purpose
historical fiction
A fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past. Often the setting is real, but the characters are made up from the author's imagination.
fantasy
A story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers. "Make-believe" is what this genre is all about.
science fiction
A type of fantasy that uses science and technology, such as robots, time machines, etc.
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
Is read to gain information on a subject
It is TRUE
poetry
This genre includes verse written to create a response of thought and feeling from the reader. It often uses rhythm and rhyme to help convey its meaning.
realistic fiction
A story using made-up characters and events that could happen in real life.
auto-biography
The story of a real person's life that is written by that person.
biography
The story of a real person's life written by another person.
mystery
A suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story.
informational
Texts that provide facts about a variety of topics, such as sports, animals, science, history, careers, travel, geography, space, weather, etc.
Adventure
Exciting events, lots of action, most stories have this in their conflict