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Classic (Traditional Literature)
Stories that are passed down from one group to another in history. This includes folk tales, legends, fables, fairy tales, tall tales pane myths from different cultures.
A story including elements that are impossible, such as talking animals or magical powers. Make believe is what this genre is all about.
This genre imagines what could happen if there is the right advancement in technology or a certain scientific discovery is made. The elements in the story could happen , maybe in the future. (Robots, time machines, living in other planets, etc.)
Many types of fiction are realistic. Realistic fiction tells a story and uses characters that could easily be true, but are not.
A fictional story that takes place in the past. The story must contain ACCURATE historical information about the setting and/ or events, even though the characters are usually not real.
Stories about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story. These can be "Who-done-it?" Type stories., crime stories, or even supernatural stories.
Stories of overcoming obstacles to achieve heroism. Often characters are stuck in a pickle and have to work their way out, or they're helping someone else to do the same.
Stories of enduring love or discovering love.
This genre contains books that were intended to scare the reader. Stories could include real terror situations or make-believe ones.
Stories written in the form of comic strips, where observing the pictures is just as important as reading the words to keep up with what is happening.
Texts that provide facts about a variety of topics (sports, animals , science, cooking, history, careers, travel, geography, space, weather, etc.)
The story of a real person's life written by another person.
The story of a real person's life written by that person telling facts like who, what, when, where.
A set of stories focusing on emotions told from a real person's life that is written by that person.
Poetry is verse written to create a response of thought and feeling from the reader. It often uses rhythm and rhyme to help convey its meaning, as well as many forms of figurative language.