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Listen and analyze various samples of genres of music. After reading an article, learners will discuss the fate of New Orlean's Jazz after Hurricane Katrina. Using the internet, they investigate the life cycles of musical genres with roots in the United States. In the end, they share their information with the class in an oral presentation.
Write and work with authors on the Scholastic Website to promote the recognition of various genres. Young writers will participate in activities based on the type of writing such as biography, descriptive, folktales, mystery, news, and speech writing. Links to resources are provided and many extensions ideas are offered.
Students explore language arts by reading a children's story in class. In this story analysis lesson, students read the book Grandad's Magic Gadgets and identify the settings, characters and plot. Students answer study questions about the book and identify the different literary genres used in popular writing.
Discover the genre of short stories with sixth graders. They will discuss the characteristics of short stories. Then they will compare and contrast movies and television shows and chart story characteristics. Various readings are recommended along with a reflective activity.
Young readers are shown that a "genre" of literature means the kind of story one is reading. Viewers enjoy a presentation that shows the book covers of many Golden Sower and Newbery winning books that fit each of the following genres: fiction, fantasy, poetry, traditional literature, and informational.
Students identify genres. In this understanding genres lesson, students divide into teams and go through the library collecting and identifying books by genre. After the competition, students select their favorite genre and write an original story that would fit withing it.