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					Name: …………………………………………………..
Any narrative is either realistic or fantasy.

Class: …………….

In realistic fiction books the characters, the setting and the events are made-up but they are like our real world and they are believable. In fantasy books, the characters, the setting and the events are also made-up but at least one of these elements is not like our real world and not believable. Narratives can be divided into many Text Types.

Realistic Adventure

Fantasy Science Fiction

Mystery Historical fiction

Match the text type in the box to the descriptions below.

……………………………….. The author uses the human power of imagination to make real the unreal. ……………………………….. Believable stories about life in our world today. ……………………………….. Stories use realistic scientific or technological knowledge to construct an imaginary but believable future. ……………………………….. Most stories usually revolve around an unexplained crime or the unraveling of secrets. ……………………………….. The stories are made-up but can have some details based on real events or people who actually existed. ……………………………….. Characters are involved in a fast moving plot that is full of action, suspense and excitement.

If we know what type of book we’re reading (the genre) we can understand it better.
Why do you think this statement is true? ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Louise O’Keeffe (Teacher librarian) Our Lady of the Angels School, Wavell Heights


				
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