Teach your students the different genres of writing--Descriptive, Compare & Contrast, Cause & Effect, Narrative, and Persuasive!
This week-long unit was designed for middle school students. I start each year with it!
Begin by introducing the characteristics specific to each genre. PowerPoint included! Eleven slides with fun activities and video links!
Continue with interesting and engaging examples for students to read and analyze. Links for printing included for the following:
"Fish Cheeks" by Amy Tan
"Here Be Dragons" by Flo Ota De Lange
"Gentlemen of the Highway" by Mara Rockliff
"Seventh Grade" by Gary Soto
"I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Discussion questions provided in PDF file.
Assess understanding with two different quizzes. Answer keys provided!