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Written by: Grace Ryder,
Lesson title: Genre (What is it?)
Time: 45 min. / Days: 4
Content Area: Language Arts
Grade: Eighth
TEKS

Language Arts
  • 8.12(B) recognize the distinguishing features of genres, including biography, historical fiction, informational texts, and poetry (4-8);
  • 8.12(E) understand literary forms by recognizing and distinguishing among such types of text as myths, fables, tall tales, limericks, plays, biographies, autobiographies, tragedy, and comedy (8);
Tech TEKS
  • 7(E) create a document using desktop publishing techniques including, but not limited to, the creation of multi-column or multi-section documents with a variety of text-wrapped frame formats;
  • 10(A) use productivity tools to create effective document files for defined audiences such as slide shows, posters, multimedia presentations, newsletters, brochures, or reports;
  • 7(E) create a document using desktop publishing techniques including, but not limited to, the creation of multi-column or multi-section documents with a variety of text-wrapped frame formats;
  • 10(A) use productivity tools to create effective document files for defined audiences such as slide shows, posters, multimedia presentations, newsletters, brochures, or reports;
  • 7(E) create a document using desktop publishing techniques including, but not limited to, the creation of multi-column or multi-section documents with a variety of text-wrapped frame formats;
  • 10(A) use productivity tools to create effective document files for defined audiences such as slide shows, posters, multimedia presentations, newsletters, brochures, or reports;
Marzano Strategies
  • Identifying Similarities and Differences
  • Interactive Teaching and Learning
BigSix Elements
  • Task Definition
  • Information Seeking Strategies
  • Location and Access
  • Use of Information
Materials:
Selected genre books on cart. Computers.

Resources:
Bistro

Publisher

Procedure:
OVERVIEW In this lesson plan, students develop an awareness of genres in relationship to books. They learn the different types of Nonfiction (Biography and Autobiography) and Fiction genres. Students will work alone and together in deciphering which Garner library books match with the different genres. The students will then create bookmarks for the library.

OBJECTIVES

Understanding the different types of genres

Identify the genres represented in the pulled library books

INSTRUCTION AND ACTIVITIES

Session One (In the Classroom with Reading Teacher)

Students are given a research assignment on Literary Genres by their 8th Grade Reading Teacher

In the classsroom the teacher passes out "GENRE, What is it?" (the student will take notes)

A POWERPOINT is shown explaining the following genres: Biography, Autobiography, Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, High fantasy, Mystery, Folktales, Fables, Legends, Myths and Classics.

Session Two (in the Library with Librarian and Reading Teacher)

Librarian will have pulled 15 books for each genre from the schools library collection and have a complete genre set at each table.

Students are allowed to use Bistro if they are unable to find a particular genre at their table.

Divide students into small groups and ask the groups to identify the genres represented at their table.

Librarian will explain his/her provided worksheet GENRE ANALYSIS CHART and give the expectations each student is to fulfill.

Librarian and teacher will circulate among students as they work, offering feedback, support and suggestions.

Session Three (Extension by librarian in the library)

The Librarian will have students create bookmarks for the library; e.g. about specific/general genre or book. These bookmarks could be placed in the books, near the beginning of the text. Using publisher students can use the computers in the library or the lab

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