Genres of Literature {Literature Wheel Project}

Genres of Literature {Literature Wheel Project}
Genres of Literature {Literature Wheel Project}
Genres of Literature {Literature Wheel Project}
Genres of Literature {Literature Wheel Project}
Genres of Literature {Literature Wheel Project}
Genres of Literature {Literature Wheel Project}
Genres of Literature {Literature Wheel Project}
Genres of Literature {Literature Wheel Project}
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TIRED OF WEEKLY READING LOGS? Heading back to school and not sure what to do about homework? Motivate your students to explore new literary genres, give purpose to homework and free time reading, teach students to set and reflect on goals, and work on ELA CCSS with this printable resource!

Start by teaching students about 10 different literary genres using the included lesson plan ideas and INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK PRINTABLES. Continue your students’ exploration of genre through a long-term homework or in-class project.


>>> The lesson: Students learn about or review 10 different literary genres through a "Book Look Station" activity. Students work together in groups to find commonalities of text in that genre. Using the included open-ended interactive notebook pages, students write their understanding of what the genre includes and doesn't include.

>>> The Project:
The project could be used as an in class project or a homework project. The duration of the project is left up to you. Check-in dates and a due dates can be determined and written in based on your schedule and plans for the project.

The project has 3 parts:

→ Reading - Students are assigned to read a text/book from 10 different literary genres. As students read, they log their reading and color in a Literature Wheel as a visual of what they have read and what they still need to read.

→ Responding to Reading - Students respond to their reading with SUMMARY SHEETS specific to each genre. The prompts on the sheets connect to ELA CCSS expectations in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.

→ Speaking and Listening - Students prepare and present BOOK TALKS on at least 4 of the books they have read for the project. An information sheet on book talks is available for students to explain what a book talk is and how to prepare for one.


The resource has two parts: Teacher Support Documents and Student Project Packet. Both parts have a detailed Table of Contents and numbered pages for easy organization. The teacher section has the CCSS connections for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. It also includes an overview of the resource, suggested uses, and lesson plan ideas for putting together Book Look Stations. (See detailed of what is included below.) . Included is an optional Reading Log page you may or may not assign to your students depending on your preference.

The students section includes a detailed guideline page and scoring guide so that expectations for the project are clear. Because setting goals is an important skill, there is a monthly READING GOALS page. Throughout the project, students will keep track of books they want to read using the BOOKS I WANT TO READ page. Also included is a Literature Wheel graphic for students to color in as they finish their books. This makes the progress toward their goal visual and will motivate students as they work on their goals. 10 different summary sheets are included in the resource. Each one specific to the genre and includes parts that connect to the CCSS in ELA. Last, but not least, is a WHAT ARE BOOK TALKS? HOW DO I GIVE ONE? page. Book talks are much different than a book report and this page gives students the dos and don'ts they need to know to successfully present their text to their classmates.

Everything, except the texts, is included to help your students experience a variety of texts throughout the year while setting a purpose for free time and at home reading!


Teacher Support Documents:
• Project Overview an Suggestions for Use
• Lesson Plan Ideas
• INB Printables – 11 pages – see preview
• CCSS Connections for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade – 3 pages
• Book Talk Completion Chart
• Literature Wheel Project “Preflection”
• Literature Wheel Project Reflection
• Student Homework Reading Log

Student Literature Wheel Project Packet
• Cover
• Student Guidelines
• Scoring Guide
• Genres of Literature Descriptions
• Books I Want to Read
• My Reading Goals
• Literature Wheel Graphic/Visual
• Summary Sheets for by Genre – 10 pages
• What is a Book Talk? How do I Give One?
• Book Talk Log

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