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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Fantasy

For Teachers 3rd Standards
How do you know the book you are reading is a fantasy? Explore the characteristics of the fantasy genre as you read the story Zathura with your class. Together you'll create a class chart that identifies the fantasy genre while building...
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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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The Evolution of Science Fiction

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
How is it that science fiction writers have displayed the uncanny ability to predict the future? An informational video discusses the genre of science fiction and explains how it has developed. Discussions of specific texts, such...
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How Fantasy Reflects our World

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
History inspires fantasy. That idea forms the basis of an informational video about the genre. Through the video, viewers learn about different subgenres of fantasy and discover its key characteristics. The video discusses many popular...
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How Tragic!

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders read and study, in-depth, a specific classical tragedy, in this case, Oedipus. They explore strategies from making meaning out of or interpreting texts, as well as strategies for determining how authors create meaning in...
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Introduction to Traditional Oral Narratives

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students are introduced to the idea of traditional oral narratives and divide them into genres. They explore the genres of context, motifs and variants. Each student finds oral narratives in their own lives and practice retelling them in...
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Horror Tales: What Makes Them Spooky?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Before you jump into this lesson, be aware there is little to work with. That being said, the ideas are solid and will be brought to life with a little Halloween spirit. Learners examine horror as a sub-genre, and contemplate what makes...
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Facts and Opinions in a Variety of Genres

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Here is a lesson dedicated to helping learners understand the differences between facts and opinions. They examine the first page of several books from the class library to determine if the book is fact or opinion based. A Venn diagram...
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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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Carver Primary Squares

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Using a game format, this series of slides has learners identify literary genres. They have to use a clue to answer questions about literary genres including myths and legends, historical fiction, and fairy tales. This resource could be...
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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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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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The Horror! The Horror!

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Gear up for Halloween by studying the horror genre with your class and analyzing films and texts to uncover the genre's traditional conventions.
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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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Exploring Science Fiction and Fantasy

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pupils view the videos from the Spellbinder series. They focus on analyzing and thinking critically. Students explore the distinguishing features and conventions of the science fiction and fantasy genres and narrative structure and film...
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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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Silent Movie

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine the impact of movies and television. In this communication lesson, students share filmstrips that lack sound and determine the genre of the segments. Students discuss popular movies and television shows from different...
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Movie Genres

For Students 7th - 11th
In this grammar worksheet, 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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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...
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Is the world a fair and just place: Unit 1 Task 2 Day 4

For Teachers 6th Standards
Using supporting details to support a textual comparison is the focus of this activity. Sixth graders are randomly assigned one of two Civil Rights Era speeches, each group uses specific details from each speech to create a visual mural...
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Genre Lesson: Poetry

For Teachers 5th Standards
Here is a terrific instructional activity on poetry! Learners bring in the lyrics to their favorite song. A class discussion ensues regarding what makes a song "catchy." After analyzing the alliteration of the poems, learners read the...
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Genre Lesson: Biography/Autobiography

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Practice distinguishing biography from autobiography through point of view. Tell a brief story of your morning. Have a class member retell the story to you (using second person). And have another retell the story to the class (using...