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genre 11-12


Texts that provide facts about a variety of topics (sports, animals, science, history, career, travel, geography, space, weather, etc.) Informational
The story of a real person's life that is written by that person. Autobiography
The story of a real person's life written by another person. Biography
A type of fantasy that uses science and technology. Science 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. Historical Fiction
A suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story. Mystery
Verse written to create a response of thought and feeling from the reader. It often uses rhythm and rhyme to help convey its meaning. Poetry
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. Traditional Literature
A story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers. Make believe is what this genre is all about. Fantay
A story using made up characters that could happen in real life. Realistic Fiction
Created by: breea bowman