•Realistic fiction is made up of stories that
could really happen.
•Contemporary realistic fiction is realistic
fiction that is set in modern times.
Where the Red Fern Grows
•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.
Examples of Historical Fiction
Little House on the Prairie
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
In My Hands
Red Scarf Girl
•Folklore includes stories, myths, and fables
that people told one another over the years.
•Later the stories were written down.
Examples of Folklore
Beauty and the Beast
The Tortoise and the Hare
•Fantasy is fiction that has elements that
are not real. Sometimes this includes
talking animals or characters with magical
•There’s usually a conflict between
good and evil.
Examples of Fantasy
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The Tale of Despereaux
Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe
Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter Series
James and the Giant Peach
Mysteries are stories that have a
real setting and a problem to be
solved that includes:
• and an answer to the problem.
Examples of Mystery
The Hardy Boys
The Treehouse Mystery
Encyclopedia Brown Series
Lady and the Tiger
Science Fiction is made up of
stories that blend fact and
fiction with futuristic
Examples of Science Fiction
Aliens for Breakfast
A Wrinkle in Time
The Mayflower Project
Star Wars Series
The Time Machine
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.
Examples of Poetry
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Edgar Allan Poe
Informational books are nonfiction
books that give true facts on a
variety of subjects.
Stock Car Racing
A biography is the true story of
a real person’s life from the
past or present.
Examples of Biography
Tiger Woods: An American Master
The HomerunKings: BabeRuth and
Clara Barton, a Red Cross Pioneer
George W. Bush