Are you looking for activities to either introduce, review, or assess elements of specific genres? This is for you! This product focuses on mini lessons for Realistic Fiction, but really, you could sustitute any genre with these worksheets and activities. There are a couple pages that only focus on Realistic Fiction, but the majority focus on story elements that fit most of the other genres (fiction, nonfiction, fantasy, science fiction, etc.).
This product includes:
Common Core Standards description page
More Teacher Notes: lessons/activities are described along with mentor text suggestions
Realistic Fiction Book List & Anchor Chart
Story Element Lessons/Activities: main idea, problem, resolution, character traits/feelings/motives, setting along with visualizing, character's viewpoint, 1st/2nd/3rd person point of view, theme, comparing & contrasting, asking questions, illustrations, and literal vs. non literal language.
These would be a great fit for the mini lesson portion of your Daily 5 block, or any literacy block. They could also be used at centers, in guided reading groups, or for homework. I hope this product enriches your literacy instruction!