Literary Genres Activities and Reading Lessons for Middle and High School

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This literary genre bundle contains practical and engaging materials to help students learn the similarities and differences between various narrative genres they will encounter when reading texts. The goal is to help students identify the characteristics of the genres included and to distinguish between them when reading an excerpt of a narrative text.

Use this resource as a complement to your book club or independent reading program!

Included, you will find the following...

  • Introduction to Narrative Literary Genres Presentation, both PDF and editable PowerPoint, with links to high-interest clips about young adult literature
  • Narrative Literary Genres Identification Game
  • Note-Taking Pages
  • Suggestions for Use
  • Directions for an Additional Whole-Class Genres Activity

Narrative literary genres covered include:

- narrative nonfiction, including biography, autobiography, and memoir

- realistic fiction

- historical fiction

- fantasy

- science fiction

- dystopian

- mystery

- horror

*THIS RESOURCE IS NOW INCLUDED IN MY BOOK CLUB INDEPENDENT READING BUNDLE.

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Standards

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By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.

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