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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Genre Lesson: Science Fiction
Sixth graders explore the components of science fiction. In this science/literacy lesson, 6th graders define and record definitions of the term on the board. Students are presented with the task of identifying a text as science fiction using the terms used to describe one.
6th Language Arts 36 Views 102 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Identifying the Content, Form, and Style of the Science Fiction Genre as seen in Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Pupils 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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 22 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 14 Views 19 Downloads
Explore positive and negative character traits and universal themes in the story of Cinderella with primary learners. Story elements are reviewed and discussion questions are listed. Learners practice retelling the story and begin a service learning component in which they participate in a clothing drive.
K - 2nd Language Arts 36 Views 282 Downloads
Can you detect what the elements of mystery are? The clues on these slides will help your readers as they become amateur sleuths! Definitions and questions are listed to involve your learners and give them support. Assignments are written out to be used with the mystery novel the class is reading.
7th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 102 Downloads
Major Works Data Sheet
Ease the anxiety of preparing for the AP English exams with a four-page packet test-takers can use to record key information about major works they have read. In addition to biographical information about the author, historical information about the period of publication, and characteristics of the genre, details and examples can be recorded about the author’s style, memorable quotes, characters, setting, symbols, and themes.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 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, 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 100 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
The Rule of Three
What makes a fairy tale a fairy tale? Teach young readers one characteristic that defines the fairy tale genre. They'll learn that events, objects and characters in fairy tales often occur in threes. They read Goldilocks and the Three Bears and work to identify things from the story that come in groups of three.
1st Language Arts 16 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Heartfelt/Handmade Activities: Genre Painting
Learners 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.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Contrasting, Comparing, Connecting
A good graphic organizer asks learners to transform and reflect on information. Young readers use this colorfully illustrated, one-page worksheet to compare, contrast, and connect character traits, themes, and authors’ styles in two different stories within the same genre.
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 317 Downloads
Literature: What is it?
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 to your class.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
HS 204: Introduction to Literature: Poetry Section
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 role of language and literature.
Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 54 Downloads
Learning About Fiction Genres in the Elementary School Library
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 talks, participating in reader's theater, playing games, and visiting a "genre museum" in the library media center.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 11 Views 74 Downloads