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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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Genre Lesson: Autobiography

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Start kids thinking about point of view and autobiographies by telling them a short story about your morning (first person), and then asking a volunteer to re-tell the story to you (second person). There are tips to help you tie this...
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Different Types of Writing

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
What type of writing is this? Learners read a brief introduction to various types of text: instructions, explanations, poems, folk tales, novels, informative, and arguments. The introduction doesn't explain these, so consider going over...
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Genre Lesson: Biography/Autobiography

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Is it a biography or an autobiography? Kids discover point of view as they listen to you tell a story about yourself (first person) and then hear two volunteers retell the story: one to you (second person) and one to them (third person)....
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Genres, Genres Everywhere

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young readers assume the role of Genre Sleuths to investigate the characteristics of folktales, fantasies, and mysteries. For this session you will need to collect a variety of books on a topic you have been studying. Groups then examine...
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The Great Gatsby Historical Background Using Multi-Genre Research Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Before beginning F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, create a historical context of the Roaring 20s with this lesson. Set up a gallery walk with the provided PowerPoint, which features 10 topics related to the 1920s. Then begin a...
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Identifying Author’s Purpose in a Newspaper

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Between news articles, editorials, and comic strips, many different types of writing are presented to readers in a newspaper. The first lesson in this series helps children make sense of all this information by teaching them the key...
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Genre Studies: Biography Kindergarten Unit

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
A three-lesson unit study uses short, illustrated biographies of Ruby Bridges, George Washington, and Amelia Earhart to introduce kindergartners to the characteristics of this genre.
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Literary Genres: Poetry

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students write acrostic poems that creatively employ knowledge of a given topic. In this poetry lesson, students choose a topic that relates to recent of current news. Students complete acrostic poems in small groups. Students also...
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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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Integrative Lesson on Genres of American Literature (Senior, Literature)

For Teachers 11th
To begin this lesson, the instructor will present a PowerPoint detailing the genres of Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism. Learners will follow along with an instructional sheet that will aid in the identification of setting, tone,...
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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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Click Clack Moo Cows That Type: comprehension skills

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this comprehension skills worksheet, students read the book Click Clack Moo Cows That Type and complete comprehension activities. Students complete 5 activities including genre, cause and effect, inferring, and predicting.
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Teaching Genre

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Help readers explore genres. They will use the scholastic catalog to view different genres. Then they will label the genres on the catalog either in pairs or independently. In the end, they write their own book description and have...
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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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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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Poems: What They Look and Sound Like

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Explore the poetry genre through this two-part literature analysis. Learners focus on four forms of poetry: haiku, acrostic, rhyme, and shape. They learn defining features, make text-to-self connections, and find similar characteristics...
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Writing with Writers for Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Have your class examine the characteristics of various writing genres using the Writing with Writers online project. Detailed instructions for how to introduce, discuss, and develop a piece of writing for each genre are included. Class...
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Nonfiction is "No Nonsense"

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Have your class participate in a discussion of the nonfiction genre. Do they enjoy it? Is it boring? Then have them demonstrate the author's purpose by writing an expository text. They view various types of nonfiction and take notes on...
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A Questionnaire: What Do You Like to Read?

For Students 5th Standards
What do your fifth graders know about types of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry? Find out as they fill out this questionnaire that requires them to list authors and texts that exemplify each genre. Not only will you be able to assess what...
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Finding Nonfiction Features

For Teachers K - 1st
The first lesson plan in a series of three lessons from Scholastic on fiction and nonfiction, this plan is designed to help young readers begin to distinguish between types of books. Learners will read many books in order to compare the...
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Collection 7 Test Review

For Students 7th - 9th
Though designed to be taken after reading a series of short stories, this grammar review can be used anytime to review parts of speech, types of sentences, and how to combine short sentences. Great practice for writers of all ages!
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Two Sides to Every Story: Day 4 and 5 (Part 2)

For Teachers 7th Standards
There really are two sides to every story! Seventh graders analyze various texts and media types to compare and contrast how perspective is conveyed. The fourth and fifth days of the unit focus on learners writing first drafts of a...
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To Entertain

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
We all love to be entertained by the books we read, but how do we as readers know if that is the author's true intent? The first lesson in this series begins with a class reading of the children's book The Adventures of Taxi Dog by Debra...

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