Let's practice what we know about fiction and nonfiction stories. 
Click on the word Fiction if you think the story is made up.
Click on the word Nonfiction if the story is true.

Remember fiction is created from your imagination,
nonfiction is a true story about real people and events.

     Terry Bradshaw was born in Louisiana on September 2, 1948.
Terry played in the NFL for 14 years.  He spent these 14 years
 playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Terry led Pittsburgh to 4 super bowl titles and he was a 2 time super bowl MVP.Today you can see Terry on TV as a sports announcer.

                                         fiction        nonfiction


     George Washington was the first President of the United States and one of the most important leaders in United States history.  George Washington was born  February 22, 1732 and died on December 14, 1799.  He was 67 years old.  On April 30, 1789 Washington took the oath of office.  He was our President for 8 years. 

nonfiction       fiction     

     Yesterday I was walking downtown to meet my friend Julie.  I was
going to meet her at our favorite toy store.  When I got there Julie was waiting outside the store for me.  We were both so excited because
we each had $5.00 to spend. 
     Inside the toy store we went up and down every aisle.  There were so many toys to choose from.  The last row we came to we saw three
dancing penguins.  They were so cute and we knew that we were going to take them home. 
     When we picked them up they started talking to us.  Julie and I were shocked.  These were real live penguins NOT toys.  We decided to take them home anyway and knew we were going to have to find a place to hide them from our parents.  This was not going to be an easy job. 
     When we got home we found the perfect spot in Julie's woods.  We made a nice house for them and took them food and water every day.  Nobody ever did find out our little secret. 

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      A big part of what we eat is made up of plants or parts of plants.  Plants contain many of the nutrients that help us live healthy lives.  We eat plant roots like carrots, beets and turnips.  We eat seeds when we eat lima beans, peas, sunflower seeds and many others.  Growing plants to eat can be easy and a great way to have healthy foods right in your own back yard.

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     Did you ever see an elephant in a purple coat play a tuba?  Well I did. 
    I was on my way to school and this elephant was walking towards me.  He was dressed in a purple coat with long tails and was playing his tuba.  I stopped and asked him if he was lost and he said, "No, just on my way to my tuba lesson."  I didn't know what to say so I just kept walking. 
    When I got to school I told my friend Madison what I saw.  She didn't believe me.  In gym class I told my friend Sue and she thought I was crazy. 
     I knew nobody would ever believe me so I decided that this would be my own little secret.  I KNEW what I saw and it was an elephant in a purple jacket playing the tuba!

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