My 84-page genre unit focuses on being a reader, writer, biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, realistic fiction, historical fiction, and fantasy fiction. I focused on picking engaging FREE online books and created step-by-step short mini-lesson, worksheets, writing projects to go along with each genre, and assessments. The focus of the lessons vary from concepts of what makes a good story—such as beginning, middle, and end; identifying characters; adding details, plot, etc. Your kiddos will also differentiate between “nonfiction stories” (personal narratives) and “fictional stories” (fantasy).
This unit is best suited for 1st-3rd grade. It can easily be adapted for younger or older children.
All page borders used are from my cute graphics.