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In this author study worksheet, students complete sections about the author such as facts about the author, what they like about the author, genres the author has written, and more. Students complete 5 sections.
Literary Term Reviews
Provide your class with a review of literary terms. Engage them in a concentration-type game focusing on literary terms and genres. This is an interesting way to review this concept.
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. Note: This story involves non-secular Christmas traditions and church. The procedure is sound and would work well with any other text.
Discover with your class the humorous solution that follows tall tales. Elementary learners will discuss the tall tale Paul Bunyan and give ordinary solutions for the problems in the story. They will read Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett by Steven Kellogg and do guided and independent practice using passages from this story.
Explanatory Myths Lesson
A myth is a story that explains something in nature or society. Dive into the study of mythology as you read The Golden Flower with your class. Charts are used to define the characteristics of myths as well as to determine the main point of the story. Children expound upon what is being explained in the story by drawing an image of something that changed throughout the story.
Comparing Asian and Impressionist Landscapes
Pupils draw on their knowledge of Impressionist and Asian landscapes to reflect on the differences found in the two genres of landscape painting.
Students find a published poem for each chapter which would represent the events, the themes, or the characters in the chapter. In groups, they explain the connection poems have with novel chapters.
Pop Portraits Tops Art Auction
Students research the life and work of artist Andy Warhol. They discuss and view pop art.
Chicago On Stage
Students view a film about the genres and disciplines of performing arts. They examine the theatre community in Chicago and the origins of theatre companies. They answer questions and discuss them to end the instructional activity.
Tales Once Told
Students determine the elements of myths, legends, folktales and fables. Students analyze stories to determine which genre the story falls into. Students create PowerPoints of their analyses.
What am I Reading?
Eighth graders access their own knowledge of literary genres and expand that knowledge by incorporating the various genres. They give examples of each type. Students use technology to create a graphic organizer reflecting prior knowledge.
Microsoft Access Lesson Plan
Third graders read children's literature during the school year and compile a list of books and genres in an Access database. They print out a report of all the different books and genres of they read over the whole school year.
Off the Hook Books
Learners complete a survey that gives their teacher an idea of their reading habits and favorite books. The teacher will use the survey in order to build a classroom library that appeals to all students.
Poet Biography Project
Eighth graders use the internet to research the life of a major poet. Using this information, they chose proper genres to express their findings about the poet. They must include a map of the poet's birthplace and a bibliography.
Third graders identify a tall tale as a genre and give distinguishing traits of tall tales. They also complete a powerpoint after researching a tall tale character. This lesson plan is designed to be used in collaboration with your librarian.
Guideline for Book Reports -- Southern Literature and the Old South Myth
Students are introduced to the guidelines for giving their book report on Southern Literature. With a partner, they work together to develop a catchy phrase to grab the reader's attention. They must also include whether the book is pastoral or counter pastoral and the genre.
Dragons: Fiction and Non-Fiction
Students use a library catalog to access informational materials on a particular topic. For this instance, the topic is dragons.They examine specific features of the catalog and explorethe relationship between the call number and the genre of the material accessed.
I Hate Being Different
Students 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.
Creating a Personal Literature Database
Students explore how to create personal literature databases. They select favorite books they have read and construct databases by creating fields. After creating their databases, they create a Power Point to display their database and discuss its applications.
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.