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REALISTIC FICTION
A story that could be real; it has life-like characters, plots and settings.
EXAMPLE - GARY PAULSEN BOOKS
CONTEMPORARY REALISTIC FICTION
It takes place in modern times.
HISTORICAL FICTION
A story that contains some historical facts, but the plot and characters are made up.
EXAMPLE - BRADY, MY BROTHER SAM IS DEAD
BIOLOGICAL FICTION
It's like historical fiction, but it's about a person. Much of what happens is made up.
EXAMPLE - ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS
FANTASY
A story where impossible events take place (animals talking, magic powers). It could not happen
EXAMPLE - CHARLOTTE'S WEB
SCIENCE FICTION
Explains what things will be like in the future, how technology will affect us - not fantasy because we cannot predict the future.
EXAMPLE - THE TIME MACHINE
FOLKTALES
Traditional stories of a particular place or people, handed down from generation to generation. Characters have only 1 personality trait (good, bad, foolish) Many fairytales started in folktales.
EXAMPLES- CINDERELLA
FABLE
A short story with animals that speak and act like humans. Fables have a moral (lesson) at the end.
EXAMPLE-THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE
MYTHS

CREATION MYTHS

EXPLANATION MYTHS
Ancient stories handed down orally through generations.
TELLS HOW THE WORLD BEGAN
Explains natural events (lightning, spiders, stars)
MOST MYTHS CONTAIN GODS/GODDESSES
LEGENDS
Imaginative stories set in the past but told by people who lived much later. Adventures of a hero. Probably began true, but were exaggerated over time.
EXAMPLE-ROBIN HOOD,KING ARTHUR
WHICH TYPES OF FICTION HAVE UNKNOWN AUTHORS BECAUSE THEY WERE TOLD ORALLY BEFORE ANYONE WROTE THEM DOWN? 4
FOLKTALES
FABLES
MYTHS
LEGENDS