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Genre Study - Complete Unit

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Engage your students as readers by exploring the 10 main genres through picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels. Teach mini-lessons with picture books and note-taking pages, and assess students’ understanding of genre before, during, and after the unit. Knowledge of genre is a foundational skill of responsible, informed readers.

Genres Covered:

  1. Realistic Fiction
  2. Historical Fiction
  3. Science Fiction
  4. Fantasy
  5. Mystery
  6. Traditional Literature
  7. Autobiography
  8. Biography
  9. Memoir
  10. Informational

This resource includes:

  • Teacher Directions + Picture Book Suggestions (for mini-lessons)
  • Teacher and student copies of note-taking pages. Student copies come in two sizes: standard and composition notebook. Teacher copies include key characteristics of each genre and examples of books.
  • Pre-Assessment: Library Scavenger Hunt
  • 2 Formative Assessments: matching assessment and a small group assessment
  • Summative Assessment: Includes a ready-to-use version & an editable version
  • Answer Keys for all assessments

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Total Pages
22 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


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