Study Guides- Reading nd Social Studies

Drama-Stories composed in verse or prose, usually for theatrical performance, where conflicts and emotion are expressed through dialogue and action.

Fable-Narration demonstrating a useful truth, especially in which animals speak as humans; legendary, supernatural tale.

Fairy Tale-Story about fairies or other magical creatures, usually for children.

Fantasy-Fiction with strange or other worldly settings or characters; fiction which invites suspension of reality.

Folklore-The songs, stories, myths, and proverbs of a people or "folk" as handed down by word of mouth.

Historical Fiction -Story with fictional characters and events in a historical setting.

Horror-Fiction in which events evoke a feeling of dread in both the characters and the reader.

Humor-Fiction full of fun, fancy, and excitement, meant to entertain; but can be contained in all genres

Legend -Story, sometimes of a national or folk hero, which has a basis in fact but also includes imaginative material.

Mystery -Fiction dealing with the solution of a crime or the unraveling of secrets.

Mythology-Legend or traditional narrative, often based in part on historical events, that reveals human behavior and natural phenomena by its symbolism; often pertaining to the actions of the gods.

Poetry-Verse and rhythmic writing with imagery that creates emotional responses.

Realistic Fiction -Story that can actually happen and is true to life.

Science Fiction -Story based on impact of actual, imagined, or potential science, usually set in the future or on other planets