Genres can be confusing! These fun, short stories in Spanish are perfect for mini-lessons or reading workshop centers that introduce students to examples of different fiction genres: fantasy, science fiction, realistic fiction, and historical fiction. Each story has a specific reading comprehension focus and includes reading response materials.
•Ficción realista (Hacer predicciones): La Caja- Lucy has a special box. When a neighborhood bully threatens to take it, Lucy offers him a chance to do just that, but she's pretty sure he won't like what's inside.
•Ficción historica (Punto de vista): Lujo en el S.S. Cleveland (Primera Clase)- Aleida, a young Swedish girl, explores the ship that is bringing her to the United States! The story is narrated in third person limited, and Aleida writes a letter (first person) to her best friend (second person).
• Fantasía (Rasgos del personage): Mago a sueldo-Kelidar is an aspiring wizard, eager to build his reputation. When a family in need knocks on his door, his wizardly prowess is put to the test.
•Ciencia ficción (Punto de vista): Cinco minutos futuros- Matt pays to catch a glimpse of his future, but isn't happy with what he sees.
•Misterio (Hacer inferences): Nadar contracorriente-Tommy Truman is a 4th grader who has a knack for discovering the truth. Tommy volunteers to judge a fishing competition. Who catches the biggest fish? Who gets caught in a lie?
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