Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Lesson One: Identifying the impact of genre characteristics - Section 4: Independent Practice: Note-taking on Genre Characteristics


It is amazing how students can describe characteristics found in genres but not state explicitly how these types look in stories. Having students work on this handout allowed them to rely on their experiences and past readings to explain examples or types of traits found in subgenres of fiction. Doing this activity for two years has allowed me to see how students are unfamiliar with ways to explain how characteristics look in stories. Check out my additional reflection of genre and understanding genre characteristics handout to see what struggles and strengths students had with this activity.

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Genre Characteristics Handout Reflection
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Lesson One: Identifying the impact of genre characteristics

Unit 7: Genre Characteristics
Lesson 1 of 3

Objective: SWBAT cite evidence about elements found in fictional stories.

Big Idea: Find It Out! Citing Characteristics of Genres In Literature.

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