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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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
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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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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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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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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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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Identifying Genres of Literature Through Primary Sources

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Investigate children's literature by utilizing a T-chart to identify genres through primary sources. Young readers will explore the differences between classic literature such as The Secret Garden and Harry Potter to identify their...
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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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Lesson: The Romance Genre

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Who buys romance novels? Older scholars discuss this demographic in a behavioral psychology study which begins with a discussion and data analysis. The data sheet can be found online and offers statistics about who and where this huge...
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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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Media Genres Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine different types of media and genres in this unit. They identify the characteristics of each type of genre. They also examine their relationship with certain genres.
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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 plan 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...
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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.