Genres of literature can be challenging to young students. They are often confused by text types and traits. This can lead to great difficulty reading critically and composing an opinion piece. Please check out the description below and the free preview file before deciding if this product is appropriate for your students.
Genres discussed in this unit: Folktale, Fairy Tale, Fable, Tall Tale, Myths, Legends, Science Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Poetry, Informational, Biography, Autobiography, and Procedural
This unit includes:
-15 Anchor Cards that can also be viewed as a presentation or printed into a book about the genres of literature
-All of the above genres are included in a Genre Reader. You can choose the pages you want, copy front/back, cut in half, and staple to make a book.
-My Genre Journal – Students can track the genres they are reading at school or home.
-You Can Judge a Book by Its Cover Activity and Key – Students will predict a book’s genre based on the title and cover illustrations. They will explain their reasoning.
-Scholastic Scavenger Hunt – Students use a Scholastic Book Club Flyer to find books from different genres.
-Gold Medal Genre – Students will write an opinion piece about which genre is the best.
-If I Were an Author – Students create a title, book cover, and summary of their future book. They must justify the genre they assign to their creation.
Here are some other titles in this series that might interest you. More are coming soon!
Fairy Tales Literacy Unit
Biographies - Portraits in American History
Tall Tales From America's Wild West
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Jenn @ 2nd grade Snickerdoodles