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  • 1. Fiction Genres Historical fiction Realistic fiction Fantasy Science fiction Mystery Folktales Genre hybrids

2. FantasyFantasy stories include magic, mythicalcreatures, and things that just cant happen ineveryday life 3. FantasyFantasy stories can happen in the real world,or in imaginary fantasy worlds 4. FantasyEven though fantasy stories include magic,there are still rulesits important to payattention to the way that magic works in eachstory 5. Which story is the fantasy?The castle rose above thehill. James trudged up theroad, eager to find out whatlay ahead. Soon, soon hewould learn all that there wasto being a knight. He wouldstart as a page, and thenbecome a squire, and then hewould become a knight.But all of that was years inthe future. First, he had tomake it up that hill!Where is myapprentice? roared thewizard.A slim, small boyappeared at the door.Yes, Master List? heasked.I need your help!exclaimed the wizard.The kingdom is beingthreatened by a dragon. Ican stop it, but I need tofinish this potion.The boy sighed. Itwould be a long, long day. 6. FantasyWhere is myapprentice? roared thewizard.A slim, small boyappeared at the door.Yes, Master List? heasked.I need your help!exclaimed the wizard.The kingdom is beingthreatened by a dragon. Ican stop it, but I need tofinish this potion.The boy sighed. Itwould be a long, long day.What details make thisa fantasy? 7. FantasyWhere is myapprentice? roared thewizard.A slim, small boyappeared at the door.Yes, Master List? heasked.I need your help!exclaimed the wizard.The kingdom is beingthreatened by a dragon. Ican stop it, but I need tofinish this potion.The boy sighed. Itwould be a long, long day.What details make thisa fantasy? 8. FantasyBe careful! Fantasy stories can sometimesstart out sounding like realistic fiction. Lookfor the little details that point to fantasy. 9. Reading for Fantasy DetailsCan you find the details that point to a fantasy?Rachel walked up to her school. She had herhomework and her lunch. She was ready forthe day.But then she stared at the entrance to theschool. Overnight, the regular metal doorshad transformed into a huge drawbridge. Ascaly green dragon coiled around the swingset. 10. Reading for Fantasy DetailsCan you find the details that point to a fantasy?Rachel walked up to her school. She had herhomework and her lunch. She was ready forthe day.But then she stared at the entrance to theschool. Overnight, the regular metal doorshad transformed into a huge drawbridge. Ascaly green dragon coiled around the swingset. 11. Animal FantasyStories which include talking animals are akind of fantasy called animal fantasy 12. Why should I care? Fantasy stories often show how even magiccant solve every problem Reading fantasy stories expands yourimagination and helps you to imagine otherworlds and other possibilities 13. What have you learned? How is fantasy different from realistic fiction? What fantasy stories have you read? 14. Fiction Genres Historical fiction Realistic fiction Fantasy Science fiction Mystery Folktales Genre hybrids 15. Science Fiction Like fantasy, science fiction includes detailsand events that cant happen in the real world Instead of magic, though, science fictionfocuses more on special technology 16. Science FictionIn science fiction, look for: Time travel Unbelievable gadgets Aliens Space travel that doesnt yet exist 17. Science Fiction Science fiction stories often explore howtechnology affects people and changes ourlives Some stories show that amazing technologystill doesnt make people happy Others show that some kinds of technologycan cause problems in the world 18. Science FictionScience fiction stories can happen in the past,present, or future 19. What details show that this is sciencefiction?Topher pressed the button. Zoom! Zip! Suddenly hewas traveling up, up toward the sky. Wow! This wasnot boring. Topher looked down toward his backyard.It was getting smaller and smaller and smaller. Helooked up at the sky. The clouds were getting closerand closer. Whoosh! He flew through a cloud. It feltwet and slimy. But then things started getting darker.He was leaving Earths atmosphere. Now he was inspace! Topher saw a gray green spaceship ahead. Ablack door opened and he drifted through. Wow! Thiswas much, much better than playing with a flat soccerball. 20. What details show that this is sciencefiction?Topher pressed the button. Zoom! Zip! Suddenly hewas traveling up, up toward the sky. Wow! This wasnot boring. Topher looked down toward his backyard.It was getting smaller and smaller and smaller. Helooked up at the sky. The clouds were getting closerand closer. Whoosh! He flew through a cloud. It feltwet and slimy. But then things started getting darker.He was leaving Earths atmosphere. Now he was inspace! Topher saw a gray green spaceship ahead. Ablack door opened and he drifted through. Wow! Thiswas much, much better than playing with a flat soccerball. 21. What details show that this is sciencefiction?Topher pressed the button. Zoom! Zip! Suddenly hewas traveling up, up toward the sky. Wow! This wasnot boring. Topher looked down toward his backyard.It was getting smaller and smaller and smaller. Helooked up at the sky. The clouds were getting closerand closer. Whoosh! He flew through a cloud. It feltwet and slimy. But then things started getting darker.He was leaving Earths atmosphere. Now he was inspace! Topher saw a gray green spaceship ahead. Ablack door opened and he drifted through. Wow! Thiswas much, much better than playing with a flat soccerball. 22. Why should I care? Many people think that new technology isalways goodthe newer and faster the better! Science fiction helps us to think about some ofthe effects of new technology that may not beas great for ourselves and our world 23. Test yourself!Which genre includes real events that happenedin the past, along with details made up by theauthor?A.Realistic fictionB.Historical fictionC.Science fictionD.Fantasy 24. Test yourself!Which genre includes real events that happenedin the past, along with details made up by theauthor?A.Realistic fictionB.Historical fictionC.Science fictionD.Fantasy 25. Test yourself!You are reading a story about fifth graders whocreate a school newspaper. You are probablyreadingA.Realistic fictionB.Historical fictionC.Science fictionD.Fantasy 26. Test yourself!You are reading a story about fifth graders whocreate a school newspaper. You are probablyreadingA.Realistic fictionB.Historical fictionC.Science fictionD.Fantasy 27. Test yourself!You pick up a book from the library. It has acastle and a unicorn on the cover. This book isprobablyA.Realistic fictionB.Historical fictionC.Science fictionD.Fantasy 28. Test yourself!You pick up a book from the library. It has acastle and a unicorn on the cover. This book isprobablyA.Realistic fictionB.Historical fictionC.Science fictionD.Fantasy