Next week at the RBE Library, our 3rd graders will be coming into the library to learn more about certain genres. As they start reading a broader range of books this year, we want them to be able to identify what genre their books are from. With reading time during reader’ s workshop, students will begin exploring books from various genres.
In the lesson in the library, we will look at books from the library and talk about the characteristics of each genre. Students will create a mind map type graphic organizer to describe the characteristics of the various genres.
After we talk about each genre and complete our mind map, students will perform a genre sort at their tables.
The students will be given the Learning About Genres Activity to identify text examples of the different genres which they will either complete in the library or the classroom.
The genres we will be studying are from Beth Newingham’s website. You can go to her site here: http://hil.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/
Genres to Learn:
- Science Fiction
- Realistic Fiction
- Historical Fiction
- Traditional Literature
Genres to Learn Presentation