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Grade 5 Identifying Genre
A biography is writing about another person's life.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Identifying Genre
Brian pulled the large book off the bookshelf. He opened it to the fourth page and carefully studied the legend. Then he looked at the list of street names at the bottom. He found what he was looking for in section D-9.

What type of book is Brian using?
  1. a mystery
  2. a math book
  3. a book of maps
Grade 5 Identifying Genre
I have characters you would find in everyday life. I take place in the present or near past. Everything in my plot can happen to real people. I am....
  1. historical fiction
  2. fable
  3. informational text
  4. realistic fiction
Grade 5 Identifying Genre
Which is not a nonfiction text?
  1. Atlas
  2. Science Textbook
  3. Biography
  4. Cinderella
Grade 5 Identifying Genre
The Case of the Missing Key is an example of?
  1. myth
  2. fable
  3. mystery
  4. historical fiction
Grade 5 Identifying Genre
Which one of the following is not a reference text?
  1. Social Studies textbook
  2. Harry Potter
  3. Encyclopedia
  4. Biography
Grade 5 Identifying Genre CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3
In the dark laboratory there was a dish of a glowing green substance sitting on the shelf in the refrigerator. The door opened and the scientist slowly walked toward the refrigerator. As he opened the heavy stainless steel door he was blinded by the light and transported to another time and place.

The genre of this piece is most likely:
  1. historical fiction
  2. science fiction
  3. realistic fiction
  4. non-fiction
Grade 5 Identifying Genre CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3
Once upon a time there was a small girl named Druid. She lived in the forest with many beautiful plants and animals. One day the queen sent for her and asked her to come to the palace on the hill.

The genre of this piece is most likely:
  1. Myth
  2. Fable
  3. Fairy tale
  4. Legend
Grade 5 Identifying Genre

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Which detail best explains why this story is a tall tale?
  1. Noah was a really hard worker.
  2. Paul Bunyan cut down some trees.
  3. Noah didn't exist at the same time as Paul Bunyan.
  4. Paul Bunyan and his Blue Ox showed amazing skill.
Grade 5 Identifying Genre
What are the principal kinds of folktales?
  1. novels, romances, myths, and fables
  2. myths, legends, fables, and fairy tales
  3. essays, legends, novels,and poems
  4. fairy tales, poems, novels, and myths
Grade 5 Identifying Genre
Identify the correct genre.

The Unsinkable Wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic by Robert Ballard and Rick Archbold - a story about an author exploring the wreck of the Titanic, based on true events.
  1. narrative nonfiction
  2. narrative poem
  3. realistic fiction
  4. case study
Grade 5 Identifying Genre
Which is not a non-fiction text?
  1. Atlas
  2. Science textbook
  3. Biography
  4. Cinderella
Grade 5 Identifying Genre

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In the beginning of the story, the narrator introduces the reader to a tree. The tree was
  1. the widest timber under which a car drove.
  2. the prettiest timber that man had ever seen.
  3. the tallest timber on which the sun ever shone.
  4. the heaviest timber that any logger had carried.
Grade 5 Identifying Genre
Which one of the following is not an expository text?
  1. Social Studies textbook
  2. Harry Potter
  3. Encyclopedia
  4. Biography
Grade 5 Identifying Genre
This type of fiction is set in the past and portrays people, places, and events that did or could have happened:
  1. Historical Fiction
  2. Non-Fiction
  3. Realistic Fiction
  4. None of the above
Grade 5 Identifying Genre
What are the principal kinds of folktales?
  1. novels, romances, myths, and fables
  2. myths, legends, fables and fairy tales
  3. essays, legends, novels and poems
  4. fairy tales, poems, novels and myths
Grade 5 Identifying Genre
I have characters you would find in everyday life. I take place in the present of near past. Everything in my plot can happen to real people. I am...
  1. historical fiction
  2. traditional literature
  3. informational text
  4. realistic fiction
Grade 5 Identifying Genre CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RL.5.9
The stories about King Arthur and Big Foot would be considered:
  1. fables
  2. legends
  3. fairy tales
  4. tall tales
Grade 5 Identifying Genre
Robin Hood is an example of a:
  1. fable
  2. Greek myth
  3. legend
  4. fairy tale
Grade 5 Identifying Genre
Narrative writing tells a story.
  1. True
  2. False
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