Literature Genres. Genres and literature. When you speak about genre and literature, genre means a category, or kind of story. 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
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When you speak about genre and literature, genre means a category, or kind of story.
a made up story
can tell about things that could happen
is read for fun
characters may be like real people or imaginary
has facts that can be checked and proven
the author is an expert on this information
it IS TRUE!All categories of books or stories can be called eitherfiction or non-fiction.
Realistic fiction is made up of stories that could really happen. Contemporary realistic fiction is realistic fiction that is set in modern times.
Because of Winn Dixie
Summer of the Swans
Babysitter Club series
Historical fiction is made up of stories that take place in a certain time and place in the past. Real historical figures and settings may be included in a fiction story.
A Boy at War
Across Five Aprils
Ben and Me
Sign of the Beaver
Dear America Series
Folklore includes stories, myths, and fables that people told one another over the years. Later the stories were written down.
Beauty and the Beast
The Talking Eggs
The Tortoise and the Hare
Fantasy is fiction that has elements that are not real. Sometimes this includes talking animals or characters with magical powers. There’s usually a conflict between good and evil.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The Wreck of the Zephyr
Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe
Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter Series
The Dog and Her Little Glass Slipper
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Mysteries are stories that have a real setting and a problem to be solved that includes clues, distractions, and an answer to the problem.
The House of Dies Drear
Never Say Die
The Treehouse Mystery
Mystery of the Midnight Message
Encyclopedia Brown Series
Boxcar Children Mysteries
Science Fiction is made up of stories that blend fact and fiction with futuristic technology.
Aliens for Breakfast
A Wrinkle in Time
My Best Friend is Invisible
The Time Machine
The characters (and the reader) can always expect
the worst - the main characters can, and usually do,
have everything thrown at them. Action, action and
more action are hallmarks of a good
adventure/suspense book. The entire read is a roller
coaster ride of chills and excitement with the last
stop (and page) not always ending in happiness. And
finally, there must be a villain, for without a
foe…without an adversary, there can be no
The Whipping Boy
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Poetry is verse written to inspire thoughts and feelings in the reader. It often uses rhyme and rhythm, or it can be written in free verse.
Where the Sidewalk Ends
New Kid on the Block
Chocolate Dreams: Poems
A Pizza the Size of the Sun
Love That Dog
Informational books are nonfiction books that give true facts on a variety of subjects.
A biography is the true story of a real person’s life from the past or present.
Tiger Woods: An American Master
The HomerunKings: BabeRuth and
Clara Barton, a Red Cross Pioneer