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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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 English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts
Purposes of Reading Fiction and Nonfiction
How does the purpose of a fiction book differ from the purpose on a non-fiction text? Model for your young readers a scenario in which each kind of book might be useful or fun to read and show examples of each genre. A list of suggested fiction and non-fiction books on the same topic is included as is an independent practice worsksheet.
1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Much Ado About Nothing
Students explore the genre of romantic comedy through their reading of Much Ado About Nothing. In this literary genres lesson, students study the genre of romantic comedy through their reading of Much Ado About Nothing. Students consider the structure of the play, the plot, and draw comparisons between other genres.
10th - 11th English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Familiarize your class with the genre of biography. After some direct instruction about biography, work together to discuss historical facts and significant events from A Picture Book of Anne Frank by David A. Adler. In order to assess individual understanding, ask class members to answer comprehension questions about the book.
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Do your sixth graders like science fiction? Learn to identify elements of the science fiction genre with a literature lesson. They read from Only You Can Save Mankind and identify the objects, words, and characters from the scenarios. Finally, they complete a worksheet to improve vocabulary and comprehension.
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Movies and Entertainment
Test your students' knowledge of literary and cinematic genres with this matching worksheet. Twenty-one terms, such as "thriller," "western," "novel," and "horror," can be matched with their definition. Use this activity as an introductory lesson, a quiz, or a homework assignment.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Film Festival: An ESL Lesson Plan to Get Students Talking About Movies
If your ESL pupils love talking about movies, here is an activity ideal for providing practice with both informational reading and elements of a story. Given fictional movie posters, they decipher the information and put it into a graphic organizer.
6th - 10th English Language Arts
Fairy Tales and Folklore Tell about....
Every elementary age child learns about the different genres of literature, this PowerPoint will give them a clear idea of what to look for when identifying Folklore and Fairy Tales. Each slide describe the characteristics of Folklore, Fairy Tales, Legends, Fables and Myths.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts
Genre Lesson: Science Fiction
Sixth graders explore the components of science fiction. For 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 English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Identifying the Content, Form, and Style of the Science Fiction Genre as seen in Invasion of the Body Snatchers
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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts