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Identifying Genre by Previewing a Text
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 note while she reads through the title and text.
5 mins 7th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Previewing a Text Using Title and Genre
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 predictions with limited information, helping to reinforce using context clues to analyze text.
3 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 5 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Elements of the Short Story
What elements make the short story a distinct genre? After generating a list of common elements and a working definition, class members identify the characters, setting, plot, rising action, crisis, climax, and conclusion in “The Three Little Pigs.
9th - 12th Language Arts 40 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Third graders explore the science fiction genre. In this genres lesson, 3rd graders identify the characteristics of science fiction. Students fill out a chart that shows the characteristics. Students read a selection from a book and talk about the things in the selection that make it science fiction.
3rd Language Arts 6 Views 18 Downloads
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 students to check out.
4th - 6th Language Arts 7 Views 63 Downloads
Genre Lesson: Fantasy
Students study the elements of fantasy in fiction as a whole group by dissecting fiction stories. In this story elements lesson plan, students work through a handout about fantasy to point out the elements that point to the story being fantasy.
4th - 5th Language Arts 11 Views 99 Downloads
Modesto City Schools Library Lesson Plan
Students read and understand a variety of genres in a library setting. In this library activity lesson, students act as detectives and use clues in text and pictures to hypothesize the title of the missing book for the library reading search activity.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 44 Downloads
Sci-fi and Fantasy Novels
Sixth graders differentiate Sci-fi and Fantasy genre. In this language arts instructional activity, 6th graders cite examples of movies and books that belong to each genre. They select a novel and complete various assignments related to it.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
While just a simplistic exploration of the science fiction genre, this presentation provides a unique and creative way to approach this topic. Learners view a series of slides that identify the characteristics of science fiction. This technique could be used to discuss a variety of genres in a motivating manner.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Ingredients of a Mystery
Students explore the concept of mysteries. In this mystery genre lesson, students identify the common characteristics of mystery books and use a story map to identify these characteristics in a given book. Students also discover the meaning of many mystery vocabulary words.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 13 Views 78 Downloads
What's a Fable?
Third graders, while in the computer lab researching characteristics of the "fable" genre, compare two Aesop's fables on a Venn Diagram. They compare what they've learned about fables they have read to see if those characteristics are indeed present.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 30 Downloads
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 brainstorm their own examples.
4th - 7th Language Arts 11 Views 17 Downloads
Exploring Film Genres for Telling Hero Stories: Animated Shorts
Young scholars produce an animated short film about their hero or their concept of heroism. In this film genre lesson plan, students outline a story they want to tell, structure the beginning, middle, and end, and follow the websites to create an animated film.
6th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Discuss what makes a myth with your class as you read two titles that exemplify the genre. Two myths that explain events in nature are read and charted, focusing on details from the text. The lesson culminates in a practice activity where they illustrate an example of nature from one of the books, then explain why it is a myth.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed