Lesson: What is Genre?

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Lesson Objective

Students will be able to define and provide examples of genres of literature and fiction.

Lesson Plan

Do Now:
Write 3 - 4 sentences about the best book they have ever read.  Tell me why it is so great.  What did you like most about the book?

(Teacher Says)
We are about to begin a Unit on Genre.  Today we wi ll define Genre, talk about different types of genre of literature.
Ask the students why they think this would be useful. Have a student look up and read the definitions of the terms "genre" and "literature" from the dictionary. Paraphrase in appropriate language. Explain that as you discuss
the different genres, students will list characteristics on their papers as well as write down titles they might like to read.

Direct Instruction:
Teacher will show a PowerPoint Presentation on genres of literature.

Guided Practice
Using the packet of texts teacher and student will read 2 of the 8 sample texts and discuss the genre of literature that it falls under.  Then students will write 2 -3 sentences explaining why they think it's a certain Genre.

Independent Practice
Teacher will break up the class into 4 -6  groups.  Each group will be given a sample text to figure out which type of genre it is.  Then they will great an advertisment for that text entising other students to read it.  The main focus of the advertisment is to highlight the genre.

What types of genre would you like to read that you haven't.  Explain your answer.

Lesson Resources

Genre Exerpts from novels   Texts
Genres   Smart Board


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