Genres in Literature

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Enthusiastic readers take part in a book club unit that focuses on genre, particularly historical fiction, fantasy, and adventure. Over the course of 10 days, groups read a variety of stories and choose leveled activities from a learning contract to prove their comprehension. Powerpoint presentations are made and presented. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Reproduce pages eight and nine on chart paper for learners to reference while they work 
  • Create a Book Club bulletin board that showcases the unit's schedule, definitions, and final products as groups complete them 
  • Copy all pages to be made into a packet that class members can keep, view, and write on as needed 
Classroom Considerations

  • A variety of materials are required—review all leveled activities to have everything you need 
  • Activities are based on reading levels—test pupils prior to starting to the unit 
Pros

  • Includes an eye-catching hook
  • Differentiated instruction targets learning levels for specific skills practice 
Cons

  • None