This file contains everything needed for the following lesson and includes the lesson plan for a 90 minute block, but could easily be moved to a 2 hour lesson, depending on the class personality.
Objectives: TSWBAT define the term “genre”, identify the different types of literary genres and subgenres, as well as list characteristics of each.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1B, 1C, 1D, 3, 4, 6
1) Bell Ringer: Students must complete a list of 5 books they’ve read recently (5 minutes)
2) Students will take notes ( Guided notes available for SPED/504 students- or for whole class use-teacher discretion) using the Literary Genre PowerPoint Presentation. (20 minutes)
3) Students will use notes to identify the genres of the 5 books listed in their bell-ringer book. Any book they are not sure about, they are to mark with an asterisk * and use that as a discussion point during class discussion if necessary. (10 minutes)
4) Prior to class, teacher will have printed a cover of a literary work around the room and students must walk around and collaborate together to decide which story fits under which genre (several SPED students will have an assigned partner to help facilitate discussion and collaboration). (20 minutes)
5) Class discussion of results (ball toss seminar- students must each take a turn discussing why certain stories would be considered which genre- ball may not go to a person for a second time unless all students have had a turn and earned discussion points- discussion ends when all students have had a turn and when the discussion has reached a natural stopping point). (20 minutes)
6) TSW complete a Literary Genre Crossword Puzzle (using notes for help). (10 minutes)