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					         Realistic Fiction
•Realistic fiction is made up of stories that
could really happen.
•Contemporary realistic fiction is realistic
fiction that is set in modern times.
      Examples of
     Realistic Fiction
The Outsiders
Shiloh
Where the Red Fern Grows
         Historical Fiction
•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
•Folklore includes stories, myths, and fables
that people told one another over the years.
•Later the stories were written down.
  Examples of Folklore
Aesop’s Fables
Beauty and the Beast
The Bunyans
Cinderella
The Tortoise and the Hare
               Fantasy
•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.
 Examples of Fantasy
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Charlotte’s Web
The Tale of Despereaux
Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe
Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter Series
James and the Giant Peach
            Mystery


Mysteries are stories that have a
real setting and a problem to be
solved that includes:
• clues,
• distractions,
• and an answer to the problem.
 Examples of Mystery
Nancy Drew
The Hardy Boys
The Treehouse Mystery
Encyclopedia Brown Series
Monkey’s Paw
Lady and the Tiger
      Science Fiction
Science Fiction is made up of
stories that blend fact and
fiction with futuristic
technology.
Examples of Science Fiction

Aliens for Breakfast
A Wrinkle in Time
The Mayflower Project
Star Wars Series
The Time Machine
Fahrenheit 451
               Poetry
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
Robert Frost
        Informational
Informational books are nonfiction
books that give true facts on a
variety of subjects.
    Examples of
Informational Writing
Stock Car Racing
Dragsters
BMX Bikes
Swimming
Flying Animals
Whales
Tigers
Danger! Earthquakes
Newspapers
Encyclopedias
        Biography
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
      Henry Aaron
Clara Barton, a Red Cross Pioneer
Sacagawea
Brittany Spears
George W. Bush
Barry Bonds

				
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