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Genre Practice

After teaching genre, you may want to offer your students the opportunity to identify the genres of a variety of texts.  Here are a couple PowerPoint slide shows where students identify the genres and subgenres of a variety of texts based on details that are revealed in brief descriptions.  I hope that you’ll find these activities useful.

Genre Practice – A warm-up PowerPoint review where students identify the genre and subgenre of 5 stories.
Genre Practice 1 PowerPoint
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Genre Practice 2 – PowerPoint warm up review where students identify the genre and subgenre of 5 stories.
Genre Practice 2 PowerPoint
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Remember, students need practice identifying genre and subgenre to do so with any efficacy.  These activities will help you give your students the practice that they need rapidly.

 

Common Core State Standards Related to Genre and Subgenre

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9 – Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

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ELA Standards: Literature

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.9 – With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.9 – Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.9 – Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.9 – Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series)

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.9 – Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.9 – Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.9 – Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.

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