Setting
Characters
Authors
What's It For?
Tip Off!

100

This setting is in the past.
Historical Fiction

100

In this genre, animals talk and act like people.
Fantasy

100

This genre has many authors, passed down from generation to generation verbally
Traditional Literature (folk tale)

100

This genre teaches a moral lesson.
Traditional Literature (fables)

100

Facts about a person's life
Biography or Autobiography

200

This setting can be imaginary
Fantasy or Fairy Tale

200

This type of genre often has princes or princesses or magical characters
Traditional Literature (or fairy tales)

200

Someone writes about his or her own life in this genre
Autobiography

200

This is another way to describe a non-fiction book -- look at the genre categories..... :)
Informational

200

This genre has a rhythm or a beat
Poetry

300

Settings in this genre are real with real people.
Historical fiction, biography or autobiography

300

Characters do impossible things that could not really happen in real life (for example, fly around).
Fantasy

300

This story was originally not written down
Folk tale

300

This genre is for giving us information on a topic of study.
Informational

300

Crime to be solved
Mystery

400

This setting takes place in the future!
Science Fiction

400

This genre contains stories about a true national hero from the past.
Informational

400

This genre's author writes about others' lives, not their own.
Biography

400

Good overcomes evil and the princess is rescued by her prince!
Traditional Literature

400

A story that is meant to be acted out on the stage
Drama or a Play

500

The setting of the story doesn't really exist but it is modeled after a place that really does exist
Realistic fiction

500

This genre has characters that are solving problems using clues.
Mystery

500

The authors in this genre love to rhyme their words.
Poetry

500

This genre allows you to see inside a person's life from their own point of view, not someone else's.
Autobiography

500

This genre might include stories about aliens and UFO's, or traveling through outer space
Science Fiction