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Genres at a Glance
Old 07-01-2011, 08:16 AM
 
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Here is an information sheet with a list of genres and their definitions. I would read a title for each genre and have students take a few notes. These would be picture books that fit the genres. That way you would explain a genre a day. Students could record the genre, title and a brief summary. Discuss the characteristics of each genre with them.

Then after the ten day introduction of genres, you would read a short excerpt from each of those titles (in a different order that originally read). Have students identify the book and genre. Then discuss each genre again.I would allow them to use their notes.

Then read a book or excerpt, that they have not heard before and ask them to identify the genre. You may need to cover the book cover, as it may give the answer away with the title.

Any time you read something for the rest of the year they need to identify the genre. This takes a great deal of practice. Then you will have fun discussions about books like Magic School Bus series. Is it fantasy? Or is it informational? Oh, its both! That makes a whole new genre. I would avoid these kinds of books for a while, until they have the regular genres straight in their minds.
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