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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Melville’s Moby Dick: Shifts in Narrative Voice and Literary Genres

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A three-lesson unit module has readers of Moby Dick examine the narrative voice and dramatic perspective Herman Melville uses to contrast Ishmael and Captain Ahab. In addition, scholars analyze how the author incorporates various...
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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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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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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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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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Portraits, Pears, and Perfect Landscapes: Investigating Genre in the Visual Arts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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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Literary Genres in “Moby-Dick”

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Moby Dick is more than a whale of a tale narrated by Ishmael. A lesson studying Herman Melville's classic novel asks readers to examine the different genres the author weaves into his story. Instructors model how to conduct a stylistic...
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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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Jumping Genre Sports Scenes

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars 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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Literature Genres

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Generate interest in genre by presenting a PowerPoint about different genres in literature. For each genre, there is a definition and several examples. Some examples are from popular or modern films. Ask pupils to take notes or...
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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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Comparing and Contrasting: Seeing and Hearing Different Genres

For Teachers 6th Standards
Let's compare and contrast! Scholars use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the experience of reading a poem and listening to its audio version. Next, they complete graphic organizers, comparing two different genres: a poem and a...
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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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Genre and Subgenre Review

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this genre worksheet, students decide which genre and which subgenre the books that they are given are. Students complete this for 10 books total.
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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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Literacy Genres

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Expand on eager bookworms' independent reading by engaging them to define various genres of literature. Readers collaborate and use technology to find what goes into their assigned or previously read genres. Time is given for independent...
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Learning About Fiction Genres in the Elementary School Library

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Teaching about fiction genres can  be challenging. The lesson here, designed for library media specialists, offers a fun way to do it. In the lesson, learners visit the library and learn about the different types of fiction through book...
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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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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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Movie Genres

For Students 7th - 11th
In this grammar activity, students match twelve movie genres with their appropriate definitions and examples from two answer banks and then translate the titles into Chinese. Students answer six questions regarding personal movie...
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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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Literature: What is it?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Eleven slides answer the question "What is literature?" with simple definitions and categories. Each genre of literature is briefly explained and split into subcategories. These bright, colorful slides work well to introduce literature...
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HS 204: Introduction to Literature: Poetry Section

For Teachers Higher Ed
This outline introduction for a college course covers the idea of humanities and various language forms and literature genres. Beginning with the human species and our influence on the world around us, take a very thorough look at the...