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Identifying Genre (Grade 4)

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Identifying Genre

Setting: A backyard with a swing set and sandbox.

(Two kids are playing in the sandbox.)
Lucy: Where is the other shovel? I want to make my sandcastle.
Marty: (looking down, burying a penny) I buried it.
Lucy: In the sandbox? I should have found it by now.
Marty Nope. In the yard.
Lucy: Why did you do that?
Marty: (getting another penny) I'm making a treasure map.
Lucy: (getting another penny) Why are you burying the shovel? Shouldn't you bury treasure?
Marty: (getting another penny, burying three more pennies) Finding the shovel is step one. Finding the treasure is step two.
Lucy: Okay. What is the treasure?
Marty: You are looking at it!

This passage is an example of
  1. poem
  2. drama
  3. fiction
  4. non-fiction
A               is an example of an informational text.
  1. fairy tale
  2. dictionary
  3. songbook
  4. cookbook
What type of genre is your Social Studies book?

                include talking animals and are short and always tell a lesson in the end.
  1. Folk Tales
  2. Fiction
  3. Fables
  4. Fairy Tales
A story that typically includes royalty and has a clear good and evil character is an example of a                .
  1. myth
  2. legend
  3. tall tale
  4. fairy tale
One day a wizard cast a mystical spell and turned a princess into a frog.
  1. Fiction
  2. Non-fiction
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
Which is not a non-fiction text?
  1. Atlas
  2. Science textbook
  3. Biography
  4. Cinderella
Fables are very short stories which teach...
  1. a moral
  2. a language
  3. a tale
  4. a skill
A story acted out usually on stage is called:
  1. Folktale
  2. Mystery
  3. Drama
  4. Fantasy
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