In this reading worksheet, students research and write notes about 6 different genres of fiction. Genres include mystery, science fiction, historical fiction, adventure, romance, and fantasy.
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Identify Genre, Subgenre, and Author's Purpose
Explore genre, subgenre, and author's purpose in this helpful worksheet. Middle schoolers read several summaries of books and short stories, and identify the genre and subgenre. They also determine if the author's purpose is to...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
Unlocking and Exploring Folktales
Designed with many of the Common Core standards in mind, this 10-lesson unit is brimming with ELL strategies, teacher's notes, and the best of core instructional methods for teaching the common elements of folktales, and exploring...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Literature Genres: How Does Your Book Fit In?
Fourth and fifth graders explore literature genres. Working in small groups, they are assigned one genre to investigate. They then create a poster including the characteristics and examples of books in their genre. Finally, they...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Genre Lesson: Autobiography
Start kids thinking about point of view and autobiographies by telling them a short story about your morning (first person), and then asking a volunteer to re-tell the story to you (second person). There are tips to help you tie this...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Teach21 Lesson: The Short of It, Lesson 3/12
Head out to the Wild West in this lesson, which focuses on the aspects of the Western genre. Using the story "Bargain" by A.B. Guthrie, students explore the elements of a short story and how it fits into the western genre (revenge,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts