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Pupils explore the genre of romantic comedy through their reading of Much Ado About Nothing. In this literary genres instructional activity, students study the genre of romantic comedy through their reading of Much Ado About Nothing. Pupils consider the structure of the play, the plot, and draw comparisons between other genres.
Students analyze and differentiate between various genres of literature. They view a slideshow, take a true/false quiz, create an Idea Pad file, and create an idea map of the various genres.
 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.
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 favorites in complete sentences.
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 build their new knowledge.
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 genre. They will create a T-chart in order to examine the different stories side by side.
Fifth graders explore fiction genres. They examine the special features of fiction genres. Students examine various fiction books and determine the genre of each book. They study the genres of mystery, fantasy, science fiction and historical fiction.
Students research literature genres. In this genres lesson plan, students complete a genre assessment where they explain the clues in the text that help them identify the genre for the 11 pieces of literature.
Students identify the genre of literature passages. In this literary genre lesson, students study the characteristics of a variety of literary genres. They read eleven short passages and tell which genre they represent on the associated matching activity worksheet.
Students identify genres of literature. In this literature lesson, students read definitions of the various genres. Students choose books and list clues in the texts that help them identify the appropriate genre.
Students identify basic characteristics of the science fiction film genre and consider how those characteristics are parodied in film. They view "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and participate in a discussion to compare the film to the Cold War.
In this book genre instructional activity, 4th graders read short descriptions about a biography, a fable, and a non fiction story. Students must then choose the appropriate titles for each genre.
In this create a genre crossword puzzle worksheet, 8th graders make a puzzle on the grid provided, using 21 terms, then create clues for each term using a definition or an example;  grading rubric included.
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 popular books and have students sort them into different genres based on the description provided in this presentation.  
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: fiction, fantasy, poetry, traditional literature, and informational.
Fourth graders are taken to the media center to review various genre of literature, apply information and concepts to evaluate examples and locate specific genre, and search for materials for reading enjoyment. A good lesson for genre identification.
Learners are introduced to a variety of genres present in reading. In groups, they identify the characteristics of the different genres. They decide which one is most interesting to them and they use the internet to discover more information about it.
Students examine genre painting. They explore the Illinois State Museum website, identify how genre paintings were composed, analyze the activities of an Illinois farm in the 1850s, and create a genre painting of current everyday activities.
For this focus on genre worksheet, young scholars 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.
Students identify genres of books. In this genre study lesson, students refer to a bulletin board of characteristics for each genre. Students analyze the works of a book to determine the genre.

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