What is it? Martie Latham-4th Grade

What is a genre? A genre is a book category defined by content, style, and form. The following are the most common types of reading genres.

Nonfiction: All information is TRUE. Fiction: Not true, stories are made up

Historical Fiction: A fictional story with real and invented characters that takes place during a historical time.

Mystery: A suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story.

Fantasy: a fiction story that includes impossible characters such as talking animals, unicorns., or magical powers.

Folktale: A story, often with a message, passed from word of mouth.

Myth is a legendary or a traditional story that usually concerns an event, or a hero, with or without using factual or real explanations, particularly one concerning with demigods or deities, and describes some rites, practices and natural phenomenon.

Legend: is “a story or narrative that lies somewhere between myth and historical fact and which, as a rule, is about a particular figure or person.” Traditionally, a legend is a narrative, which focuses on a historically or geographically specific figure and describes his exploits.

Poetry: A written verse to inspire the thought of a reader.

Autobiography: The story of a REAL person's life written by that person.

Biography: The story of a REAL person's life written by ANOTHER person.

Realistic Fiction: A story using made-up characters told in modern time.

Science Fiction: A story that blends futuristic technology with scientific fact and fiction.

Drama: is a mode of fictional representation through dialogue and performance. It is one of the literary genres, which is an imitation of some action. Drama is also a type of a play written for theaters, televisions, radios and films.

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