This product is a zip file that contains a pack of activities to help introduce students to these different writing formats. All files are in pdf format.
There is a 36 slide introductory presentation that helps break down the differences and similarities in the three genres. Age-appropriate books and blurbs about them are referenced throughout the slideshow. There is a quiz at the end to review. Included is TWO versions of this slideshow, with a slight variation to the quiz so teachers can choose whether to give clues, or leave them off.
A small group center activity is included. It consists of an 18-task card sort made up of examples of the different types and activity sheet for recording. Both color and black and white versions are available in task cards for printing preferences.
There is an independent writing activity where students write their own examples of each type of writing. Examples of each are included as a model.
Finally, there are 3 different quick checks that can be used for Entrance/Exit Tickets type of assessments.
A lesson plan page is included as well.