Traditional Literature: Stories that are passed down from one group to another in history. This includes folktales, legends, fables, fairy tales, tall tales, and myths from different cultures.
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 (robots, time machines, etc.)
Realistic Fiction: A story using made-up characters that could happen in real life.
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.
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 (sports, animals, science, history, careers, travel, geography, space, weather, etc.)
Biography: The story of a real person's life written by another person.
Autobiography: The story of 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.
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Mrs. C. Barnes
Alachua County Public Schools
High Springs Community School
1015 N Main Street
High Springs, FL 32643