In our district, we use the Genre-Based Literacy Program (Making Meaning) as part of our Literacy Block. The students spend the first few weeks being “trained” how to properly “turn and talk” to a partner regarding a specific genre-based text. I designed this product to assist students thinking and serve as documentation of their thinking when students engage in “turn and talk”. Although it is not necessary to utilize the Making Meaning Program— you can simply use the “turn and talk” responses in addition to your own genre study or basal-based story!
The genres included in this package are: