Reading Genres

  • Genres


    Realistic Fiction

      A story that uses made up characters, but could happen in real life


      A suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story


      A story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers

    Science Fiction

      A type of fantasy that uses science and technology. (Robots, time machines, etc.)

    Historical 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.

    Traditional Literature

      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. 




      The story of a real person’s life written by another person.



      The story of a real person’s life written by that person.


      Texts that provide facts about a variety of topics (sports, animals, science, history, careers, travel, geography, space, weather, etc.)