Genre Unit: 20 Mini Lessons over Biography, Autobiography, & Memoir, CC-Aligned

Genre Unit: 20 Mini Lessons over Biography, Autobiography, & Memoir, CC-Aligned
Genre Unit: 20 Mini Lessons over Biography, Autobiography, & Memoir, CC-Aligned
Genre Unit: 20 Mini Lessons over Biography, Autobiography, & Memoir, CC-Aligned
Genre Unit: 20 Mini Lessons over Biography, Autobiography, & Memoir, CC-Aligned
Genre Unit: 20 Mini Lessons over Biography, Autobiography, & Memoir, CC-Aligned
Genre Unit: 20 Mini Lessons over Biography, Autobiography, & Memoir, CC-Aligned
Genre Unit: 20 Mini Lessons over Biography, Autobiography, & Memoir, CC-Aligned
Genre Unit: 20 Mini Lessons over Biography, Autobiography, & Memoir, CC-Aligned
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This Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir Genre Unit for Grades 3-4 includes 20 mini lessons, 20 reading prompts and 10 extension activities. The lessons are designed around a reading workshop framework and use genre to frame the reading curriculum.

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Download my FREE GENRE STUDY PERUSING GUIDE for a closer look at this resource and the Genre Study Series as a whole!

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20 Mini Lessons

Each lesson includes a short script, reading prompt and common-core standards. The lessons guide students into a deep understanding of biography, autobiography, and memoir.

Two formats:

  • Lesson Cards--On the front you will find a short lesson script, a reading prompt and the common-core standards addressed. On the back you will find a sample anchor chart along with suggested read alouds. The cards can be printed front to back and easily stored in a whole-group or small-group area.
  • Extended Lesson Plan--This is a full-size lesson plan that includes everything found on the lesson card as well as ideas for guided practice.

20 Sample Anchor Charts

Each lesson is accompanied by a sample anchor chart. Use this to provide students with more information, and to apply knowledge learned in the mini lesson to your most current fantasy read alouds. (The anchor charts are not full size, I use these to give me ideas for making my own anchor charts on chart paper).

Independent Reading Focus

This is a short prompt that asks students to apply what they have learned during the mini lesson to their own independent reading. Students record their response on their reading bookmark (included) and then share with the class after independent reading time. A powerpoint is included (in both .ppt and .ppx formats) which you can use to display the daily focus onto a smart board or other projector.

Guided Practice

The 10 guided practice sheets include some information from the lesson and space for students to apply the information to their own reading. Perfect for independent reading, guided reading and interactive notebooks.

Quick Guide to Genre Study

This product includes a quick guide to genre study. The guide explains how genre can be used to logically frame your reading curriculum over the course of a year. For a more in-depth look at genre study, check out this extensive guide.

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This bundle includes the 19 read alouds, 20 mini lessons, 20 sample anchor charts, 20 reading prompts, and guided practice sheets.

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The Full Fiction Genre Study Series:

This unit begins the nonfiction portion of my Genre Study Series. The fiction segment of this series includes three units:

Realistic Fiction Genre Unit (grades 3-4)

Realistic Fiction Genre Unit (grades 5-6)

Historical Fiction Genre Unit (grades 3-4)

Historical Fiction Genre Unit (grades 5-6)

Fantasy Genre Unit: Traditional Literature & Modern Fantasy (grades 3-4)

Fantasy Genre Unit: Traditional Literature & Modern Fantasy (grades 5-6)

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Realistic Fiction Genre Unit for Grades 3-4

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