Teaching genres explicitly is so important at all grade levels. From the early grades, students need to know that there are different kinds of texts that have their own purposes, characteristics, and conventions. This background knowledge helps students navigate through texts more efficiently, furthering their ability to comprehend and make predictions about various texts. Additionally, the more students understand genres, the more open they will become to expanding their reading habits and selecting different genres to read on their own.
This genrePad© bulletin board set is a unique way to make genres meaningful and relevant for today’s 21st century learners! The set includes the following genres, but you can pick and choose whichever ones you teach in your classroom & library:
6. Fairy tale
8. Graphic novel
9. Historical fiction
19. Realistic fiction
20. Science fiction
21. Tall tale.
THIS BUNDLE INCLUDES:
-21 full-page genre square app graphics (color & blackline versions)
-21 genre labels to accompany the bulletin board app graphics
-1 tablet design to project & trace on bulletin board paper
-1 “genrePad” title graphic to project and trace on paper
-21 printer-friendly genre posters (8.5 x 11 inch) with definitions & characteristics that match each genre app (can be used during Readers or Writer’s Workshop or to display as a reference for students)
-21 printable student bookmarks (4 per page) with definitions & genre app graphics
-21 small genre app graphics for Reader’s Notebooks in color & blackline
-Genres “I Have, Who Has” Game to review & reinforce genre skills in small- or whole-group activities (answer key included)
We’d love to hear how you use this in your classroom or library and any helpful tips you may have for other teachers in the comments!
~Heather & Ashley
Watson Works, LLC
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