Genre Types Teacher Resources

From fantasy novel studies to informational text lessons, we've collected materials for every genre in your curriculum.
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Genre: Short Story

For Teachers 6th Standards
Discover the genre of short stories with sixth graders. They discuss the characteristics of short stories from the book America Street. Then, they compare and contrast movies and television shows and chart story characteristics. Various...
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Strategies for Identifying Genres

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Examine the different strategies that could be used to determine what genre something is with upper graders. They will learn that knowing the genre type can sometimes help their comprehension. They will also complete a worksheet to help...
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Genres and Literature

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Define literary genres with your eager readers. Each slide contains a brief description of what elements to look for when identifying informational text, folktales, myths, fiction, and non-fiction genres. Tip: Print out tiny images of...
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Genre Lesson: What is a Mystery?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Students identify the characteristics of the genre of mystery.  In this genre lesson, students discover the elements of a mystery story and begin recording the elements on a class chart of the book entitled Two-Minute Mysteries: The Case...
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Genre Lesson: Poetry

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Hook kids into a study on poetry elements by asking them to bring in the lyrics to their favorite song. Discuss the elements in one or two songs (preferably that demonstrate rhyme, figurative language, or a repeating phrase). Groups do...
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Genre Lesson: Realistic Fiction

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
As scholars begin identifying stories as realistic fiction, its important they see many examples to solidify their concepts of this genre. Readers begin with a personal connection, thinking of television shows they like and determining...
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Portraits, Pears, And Perfect Landscapes: Investigating Genre in the Visual Arts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Differentiate between the various genres in the visual arts world, particularly in Western painting. Your class can view and discuss, in small groups, paintings published on the National Galleries website. Then each student individually...
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Genre Lesson: Historical Fiction

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Take a trip through history with a lesson on historical fiction. With instructions for games, reading activities, and literary analysis assignments, this resource would be a great addition to any reading unit with a historical fiction...
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Comparing and Contrasting Two Genres: Screwball Comedy and Film Noir with Reference to "Double Indemnity"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers compare and contrast the narrative form of film with the artistic style. They also compare the screwball comedy genres with the film noir genre. They examine the historical roots of film.
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Focus on Genre

For Teachers 6th - 7th
In this focus on genre worksheet, students describe the genre they are reading, types of characters, kinds of settings, and examples of other forms of the same genre. Students answer five short answer questions.
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Literature Genres

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Before venturing into the library, review the different literature genres with this PowerPoint. Students are exposed to different genres, from fiction to biographies. Each section of this vibrant presentation includes examples for...
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Identifying Genre by Previewing a Text

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
The title, subtitle, footnotes, and text all provide clues about the genre of a work. Check out this video, which models how to look for clues in "The Story of Arachne, Nature's Weaver." The narrator marks down ideas on a virtual sticky...
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Previewing a Text Using Title and Genre

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Can you tell what a text is about before you even read it? Sixth graders use the title and genre of a fictional text to make predictions about what the story will be about. A brief video guides them through the strategy of making...
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Genres and Literature

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young readers are shown that a "genre" of literature means the kind of story one is reading. Viewers enjoy a presentation that shows the book covers of many Golden Sower and Newbery winning books that fit each of the following genres:...
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Portraits, Pears, and Perfect Landscapes: Investigating Genre in the Visual Arts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students define genre in the visual arts, particularly in Western painting and explain the differences between subject and genre. The genre of a variety of works of art is identified.
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Core Analysis Frame: Drama

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Pick apart any play with this collection of questions. The 24 questions are grouped into categories by topic (genre, setting, characters, plot, etc.) and are clearly listed on two pages.
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Genre

For Teachers K - 3rd
 In this genre study PowerPoint presentation, students read the definitions and characteristics of each literary genre. There are 17 genres that the PowerPoint presentation addresses, such as science fiction, tall tales and poetry.
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Mystery Genre

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Can you detect what the elements of mystery are? The clues on these slides will help your readers as they become amateur sleuths! Definitions and questions are listed to involve your learners and give them support. Assignments are...
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Elements of the Short Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What elements make the short story a distinct genre? After generating a list of common elements and a working definition, class members identify the characters, setting, plot, rising action, crisis, climax, and conclusion in “The Three...
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Jumping Genre Sports Scenes

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students research the work of U.S. Post-expressionist painter and printmaker George Bellows. They examine the meaning of Genre painting and create an original painting of a sports figure in motion using the style of George Bellows.
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What is a mystery?

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
What is a mystery? Learners complete an anagram worksheet to discover the mystery genre. First, they listen as the teacher reads from All About Mysteries and notes defining words on the board. Then they read a mystery and examine it for...
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Movies and Entertainment

For Students 6th - 8th
Test your students' knowledge of literary and cinematic genres with this matching worksheet. Twenty-one terms, such as "thriller," "western," "novel," and "horror," can be matched with their definition. Use this activity as an...
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Film Festival: An ESL Lesson Plan to Get Students Talking About Movies

For Teachers 6th - 10th
If your ESL pupils love talking about movies, here is an activity ideal for providing practice with both informational reading and elements of a story. Given fictional movie posters, they decipher the information and put it into a...
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Fairy Tales and Folklore Tell about....

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Every elementary age child learns about the different genres of literature, this PowerPoint will give them a clear idea of what to look for when identifying Folklore and Fairy Tales. Each slide describe the characteristics of Folklore,...