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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Manga and Me
Upper elementary and middle school learners study Manga cartooning and create a Japanese character based on their own features and personalities. This style of cartooning is easily-accessible for most students. With a little practice, young artists should be able to come up with some terrific results.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Comparing Works By The Same Author: Venn Diagram
A Venn diagram is a great tool. Middle schoolers research specific authors from different time periods, cultures, and genres. In groups, they create a Venn Diagram in order to compare and contrast two pieces of literature by the same author.
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Use drama to study and practice dialogue. Creative minds discuss what dialogue tells about a character, and how it can be used to advance the plot. They read a play, think about what they gleaned from dialogue, and record their observations in response logs.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
The Miracle of the First Poinsettia
Connecting to literature and learning how to infer are two great reading strategies everyone needs to know. Here, the class will read along with the story The Miracle of the First Poinsettia, review folktales as a genre, and make predictions about the story based on textual inferences.
1st - 2nd English Language Arts
A Brief History of the Short Story
Before you begin a unit on short stories, give your class some background information about the development of the short story. The presentation includes the history of the short story, starting with the first authors to explore and define the genre, and touches on the themes of short stories in various eras.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Disguises and role playing are the focus of a resource that uses Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Henry IV, Part I, to demonstrate how we all play many parts in our lives; how we all are “merely players.” The many activities ask class members to work in groups, pairs, and individually to create roles and reflect on the implications for the characters and themselves.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
"I Can” Common Core! 6th Grade Reading
It is much easier for kids to know they have reached a goal when that goal is clearly defined. By providing sixth graders with a checklist of Common Core reading standards written in "I can" format, each child can keep track of his own progress throughout the school year.
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Characteristics of Nonfiction
The second lesson in a series from ReadWorks.org, this lesson continues to explore the difference between fiction and nonfiction texts. The lesson opens with the teacher reviewing a class Venn diagram started in the last lesson. Together, the teacher and the class look through several more nonfiction texts, such as In the Wild: Leopards by Stephanie St.
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
First graders discover how heading help us make predictions. The class discusses how informational text typically has heading that can aid them in determining what a chapter will be about. They read the heading and make predictions for each section of the book, A First Look at Animals: On the Farm, and then check the text to see if their predictions where correct.
1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Explore the characteristics of realistic fiction by reading and then analyzing the book, Allie’s Basketball Dream by Barbara E. Barber. Using the I do, we do, you do model, learners practice identifying realistic fiction based on how realistic the events in the story are.
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Young readers explore informational texts as they read a text entitled Giant Pandas by Gail Gibbons. The teacher will begin by explaining that one characteristic of informational texts is that they teach the reader new information and facts about a topic.
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Is the world a fair and just place: Unit 1 task 1
Being able to compare and contrast various images or media to events portrayed in written mediums is a vital skill. Sixth graders compare the Langston Hughes poem, "A Dream Deferred" to images related to the Rosa Parks story. A Venn diagram is employed to facilitate the task.
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
“. . . one man in his time plays many parts,/His acts being seven ages.” Jaques famous speech from Act II, scene vii of As you Like It sets the stage for an examination of the roles people play. Class members not only consider the roles played and masks worn by various characters in Shakespeare’s plays, but are also encouraged to examine their own.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Studying Documentaries Like a Writer - Looking For Persuasive Techniques
Revisit the documentaries viewed in the previous lesson in this series in order to take a look at the persuasive techniques employed by the documentary creators. Small groups watch the films a second time, taking notes on two provided questions.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
“I Can” Common Core! 5th Grade Reading
This checklist combines all of the reading standards for the fifth grade, including reading literature, reading informational text, and reading foundational skills. Each standard is paraphrased and written in language that is more accessible to fifth graders.
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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K - 12th Classroom Support CCSS: Adaptable