Reflection: Classroom Setup Genre: More than just fact or fiction - Section 3: Guided Practice


When organizing my classroom library by genre, the main sections that I have are Informational books, also known as Non-Fiction or Expository, and Narrative books that are divided by Realistic Fiction and Fantasy.  Other branches of genre such as poetry, mystery, and biographies are subcategories of genre and have smaller sections in my library. Other ways to organize books are by Favorite Authors, Series, Math-related, etc. But overall, when students browse and choose books from the classroom library, I want them to think Narrative and Informational. Do they want a story or do they want to learn some new facts? Do they want a story that could be true or do they want to escape to a fantasy world. These are the questions at the true core of genre.

  Library Organization by Genre
  Classroom Setup: Library Organization by Genre
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Genre: More than just fact or fiction

Unit 4: Genre Unit
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: SWBAT distinguish between Narrative text, which tells a story, and Informational text, which teaches factual information

Big Idea: Understanding the main branches of Genre

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