Genre Types Teacher Resources

From fantasy novel studies to informational text lessons, we've collected materials for every genre in your curriculum.
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Heartfelt/Handmade Activities: Genre Painting

For Teachers K - 8th
Students examine genre painting. They explore the Illinois State Museum website, identify how genre paintings were composed, analyze the activities of an Illinois farm in the 1850s, and create a genre painting of current everyday...
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How Tragic!

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders read and study, in-depth, a specific classical tragedy, in this case, Oedipus. They explore strategies from making meaning out of or interpreting texts, as well as strategies for determining how authors create meaning in...
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Introduction to Traditional Oral Narratives

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students are introduced to the idea of traditional oral narratives and divide them into genres. They explore the genres of context, motifs and variants. Each student finds oral narratives in their own lives and practice retelling them in...
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Science Fiction

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
While just a simplistic exploration of the science fiction genre, this presentation provides a unique and creative way to approach this topic. Learners view a series of slides that identify the characteristics of science fiction. This...
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Horror Tales: What Makes Them Spooky?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Before you jump into this lesson, be aware there is little to work with. That being said, the ideas are solid and will be brought to life with a little Halloween spirit. Learners examine horror as a sub-genre, and contemplate what makes...
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Genres in Literature

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students analyze and differentiate between various genres of literature. They view a slideshow, take a true/false quiz, create an Idea Pad file, and create an idea map of the various genres.
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Larger Than Life

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the Spanish artist Francisco de Goya and his use of fantasy and allegory in his artwork. After reading either classic or contemporary fantasy stories, they discuss how Goya might have illustrated the stories. Students...
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Characteristics of Imaginative Stories

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore genre characteristics. In this genre literacy lesson, 3rd graders listen to a variety of fiction stories and classify them according to genre. Students identify common features in each genre and complete a chart by...
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Carver Primary Squares

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Using a game format, this series of slides has learners identify literary genres. They have to use a clue to answer questions about literary genres including myths and legends, historical fiction, and fairy tales. This resource could be...
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Understanding Genres

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars identify genres of literature. In this literature instructional activity, students read definitions of the various genres. Young scholars choose books and list clues in the texts that help them identify the appropriate genre.
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Genre Lesson: Poetry

For Teachers 5th Standards
Here is a terrific lesson on poetry! Learners bring in the lyrics to their favorite song. A class discussion ensues regarding what makes a song "catchy." After analyzing the alliteration of the poems, learners read the poem "This...
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Genre Lesson: Biography/Autobiography

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Practice distinguishing biography from autobiography through point of view. Tell a brief story of your morning. Have a class member retell the story to you (using second person). And have another retell the story to the class (using...
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Analyzing Multiple Interpretations of Literature

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
There is a reason why an Oscar is given each year for the Best Adaptation Screenplay. Adaptations are the focus of an exercise that asks class members to compare a work of literature with a least one adaptation of the work into a...
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Why Should You Read "One Hundred Years of Solitude"?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How does One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez represent the genre of magical realism? Scholars explore the topic by watching an informative video. Next, they answer quiz questions and join an online discussion about...
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The Jungle Book

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Accompany a viewing of Disney's live-action feature film, The Jungle Book, with a packet equipped with several activities focused on story elements. Scholars discuss and complete diagrams and charts about the movie's characters, setting,...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Small Group Discussion: How Do Modern Poems Portray Modern Adversities?

For Teachers 6th Standards
How is a poem similar to and different from a news article? Pupils use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the two genres. Also, as part of a mid-unit assessment, scholars participate in small-group discussions based on poetry...
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Remarkable Lives Revealed

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Six lessons make up a unit all about biographies. Scholars read about a remarkable life while taking notes and identifying characteristics of the biographical genre. Readers examine the tale's obstacles, accomplishments, and sequence of...
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Fairy Tales as a Genre of Literature

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine the literary elements of fairy tales. After reading the fairy tale "Rapunzel" and discussing the elements of fairy tales that occur as they read, they use a story web to help plan and create an original fairy tale. ...
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Facts and Opinions in a Variety of Genres

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Here is a lesson dedicated to helping learners understand the differences between facts and opinions. They examine the first page of several books from the class library to determine if the book is fact or opinion based. A Venn diagram...
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Genre Focus: Poetry Analysis Chart

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Delve into poetry analysis with this two-page worksheet. The first page asks the reader to identify the title, speaker, rhythm, imagery, and any figures of speech. The second page is a little deeper: What is the mood? What kind of poem...
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Science Fiction

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore the science fiction genre. In this genres lesson, 3rd graders identify the characteristics of science fiction. Students fill out a chart that shows the characteristics. Students read a selection from a book and talk...
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Introducing Metaphors Through Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Metaphors are word pictures, creating images in our brains that draw readers to consider how two seemingly unrelated items are alike. Poems by Langston Hughes, Margaret Atwood, and Naomi Shihad Nye provide learners with an opportunity to...
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Collection 7 Test Review

For Students 7th - 9th
Though designed to be taken after reading a series of short stories, this grammar review can be used anytime to review parts of speech, types of sentences, and how to combine short sentences. Great practice for writers of all ages!
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Introduction to the Short Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How should pupils read short stories? Set them up for this unit with an introductory lesson that goes over the main characteristics of a short story and starts learners off reading their first short story of the unit. In order to get a...