Students must be able to identify different types of genres and recognize key elements of each in order to analyze, infer, and draw conclusions about a text. In order to tackle more complex literary texts students must have basic foundational knowledge about genre. After understanding the elements of different genres, students will have the opportunity to be authors by completing the genre spinning activity. Students will write a fiction story. Keeping the elements of each genre in mind, they will have to spin that fiction story into a drama, poem, and non-fiction piece.