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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Portraits, Pears, And Perfect Landscapes: Investigating Genre in the Visual Arts
9th - 12th
Differentiate between the various genres in the visual arts world, particularly in Western painting. Your class can view and discuss, in small groups, paintings published on the National Galleries website. Then each student individually...
Identifying Genre by Previewing a Text
5 mins 7th - 8th CCSS: Designed
The title, subtitle, footnotes, and text all provide clues about the genre of a work. Check out this video, which models how to look for clues in "The Story of Arachne, Nature's Weaver." The narrator marks down ideas on a virtual sticky...
Previewing a Text Using Title and Genre
3 mins 5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
Can you tell what a text is about before you even read it? Sixth graders use the title and genre of a fictional text to make predictions about what the story will be about. A brief video guides them through the strategy of making...
How Fantasy Reflects our World
6 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewHistory inspires fantasy. That idea forms the basis of an informational video about the genre. Through the video, viewers learn about different subgenres of fantasy and discover its key characteristics. The video discusses many popular...
Film Festival: An ESL Lesson Plan to Get Students Talking About Movies
6th - 10th
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...
Identifying Genres of Literature Through Primary Sources
4th - 6th
Investigate children's literature by utilizing a T-chart to identify genres through primary sources. Young readers will explore the differences between classic literature such as The Secret Garden and Harry Potter to identify their...