Types Of Literature
This page will give different examples of story types
that are fun and available to all ages.
FICTION
A fiction story is one that is not based on facts.
 It is make-believe and imaginary.
** Click here to see an example of a fiction story**
Non-Fiction
A non-fiction book is the opposite of a fiction book.
 It can be a true story about a person, place, or thing. It is based solely on facts.
 A non-fiction book can also be a reference
book such as a dictionary, atlas, etc.
** Click here to see non fiction examples**
Myth
A myth is usually a traditional story that may explain the historical beliefs of certain people or cultures or may
explain a practice or belief.
**Click here to see an example of a myth**
Recipe for Writing a Story
Visit this web site for a great, instructional "recipe" for writing a story.  It is the web site of Julia Jarmon, a children's author.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the  "Writing Recipe"
 
Activities

Literature Types Crossword

Quiz

For more web sites concerning Children's Literature, please visit the following addresses. (Double click on the tulip beside the address you want to visit.)

 
 
 

http://www.swifty.com/azatlan/
http://www.nashv.lib.tn.us/k800.html
http://www.ipl.org/youth/HomePage.html
http://www.thekids.com/kids/stories
http://www.planetzoom.com/STORYWEEK/storyweekb.html-ssi
 
 

July 12, 1999

Jennifer D. Hargis
mail to: hargisj@mcmurryadm.mcm.edu
http://www.mcm.edu/~hargisj

The views and opinions of this site are strictly those of the author.  They are in no way supported or endorsed by McMurry University.
 

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