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Country's Music

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Jazz, Blue Grass, Hip Hop, Swing. Gospel, R&B, Ragtime, Disco. So many music genres born in the USA. After reading an article about the fate of New Orlean's Jazz after Hurricane Katrina, class members investigate the life cycles of...
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Movie Heroes and the Heroic Journey

For Teachers 11th - 12th
An exciting twist on the study of the classical hero and the heroic quest! Using film to explore modern-day tales of heroes, the resource contains complete, ready-to-use lesson plans for as many as twelve days of instruction. Throughout...
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Carousel Writing

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Engage learners in a creative and collaborative writing project to demonstrate your class's knowledge of the 11genres of fiction. This ambitious lesson begins with a starter activity which reviews elements of each genre. Then, small...
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A Questionnaire: What Do You Like to Read?

For Students 5th Standards
What do your fifth graders know about types of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry? Find out as they fill out this questionnaire that requires them to list authors and texts that exemplify each genre. Not only will you be able to assess what...
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Purpose for Reading

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Give your readers a purpose for reading and show them how it helps us choose the reading skills we're going to employ. Predict the content of fiction books and generate statements about the text topic of non-fiction books. Then have...
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Strategies for Identifying Genres

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Examine the different strategies that could be used to determine what genre something is with upper graders. They will learn that knowing the genre type can sometimes help their comprehension. They will also complete a worksheet to help...
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Myths, Legends, and Tales: Lesson 12

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore literature genres. In this myths and legends lesson, students listen to The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Leonard Everett Fisher and add the names and meanings of the Egyptian gods and goddesses described in the...
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Holes First Chapter - Comparing the Setting

For Teachers 6th
Learners explore the book Holes by Louis Sachar in this creative lesson. They begin by listening to nature sounds to recreate the environment of the camp in the book. Next, they make a Venn diagram to compare elements of the story, and...
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Genres and Literature

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Define literary genres with your eager readers. Each slide contains a brief description of what elements to look for when identifying informational text, folktales, myths, fiction, and non-fiction genres. Tip: Print out tiny images of...
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Grandad’s Magic Gadgets

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
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...
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Introduction to Traditional Oral Narratives

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students are introduced to the idea of traditional oral narratives and divide them into genres. They explore the genres of context, motifs and variants. Each student finds oral narratives in their own lives and practice retelling them in...
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Music Around the State: Sound and Place

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students identify and interpret the styles and elements of music in three major folk regions of Louisiana within specific traditional music genres. Then they hear the diversity of music in the state and identify the major genres of...
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How Tragic!

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders read and study, in-depth, a specific classical tragedy, in this case, Oedipus. They explore strategies from making meaning out of or interpreting texts, as well as strategies for determining how authors create meaning in...
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Facts and Opinions in a Variety of Genres

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Here is a lesson dedicated to helping learners understand the differences between facts and opinions. They examine the first page of several books from the class library to determine if the book is fact or opinion based. A Venn diagram...
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Writing with Writers

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students participate in Writing with Writer's, a step-by-step set of directions aimed at improving different genres of student writing. They identify the characteristics of different genres and follow a specified writing process to...
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Comparing and Contrasting Two Genres: Screwball Comedy and Film Noir with Reference to "Double Indemnity"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast the narrative form of film with the artistic style. They also compare the screwball comedy genres with the film noir genre. They examine the historical roots of film.
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A Journey in Writing

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders become familiar with writing in different genres.  In this purpose of writing lesson plan, 4th graders recognize that different genres are more effective at different times.
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Literature Genres

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Before venturing into the library, review the different literature genres with this PowerPoint. Students are exposed to different genres, from fiction to biographies. Each section of this vibrant presentation includes examples for...
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Drafting

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students engage in the writing process. In this drafting lesson, students research different types of genres to find which they enjoy reading and writing. They review the drama in a story and discuss different story prompts. 
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Viewing "It Happened One Night" To Identify Elements of the Screwball Comedy Genre

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers watch the film It Happened One Night. They discover the cultural and historical roots of the film industry. They view many different films from different time periods as well.
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Reading Check List: How many things can you read?

For Students K - 4th
Diversify your young readers' at-home reading habits with this activity. This handout consists of a list of 24 different types of reading materials from newspapers and how-to books to science fiction and poetry. The goal is for students...
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Literary Term Reviews

For Teachers 6th
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.
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Characteristics of Imaginative Stories

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore genre characteristics. In this genre literacy lesson, 3rd graders listen to a variety of fiction stories and classify them according to genre. Students identify common features in each genre and complete a chart by...
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Introducing Biographies-Getting to Know You

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study biographies as a nonfiction genre while examining a variety of examples. Next, they access and complete an online tutorial about biographies. They choose one person that interests them to conduct further research using a...