CMS LMC Lesson Extensions...
All Literary Genres
"Experiencing Life through the Pages of a Book" Towards Understanding Literary Genres
6-8th Grade LA & ESL Classes, 2014-2015
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?
Introduction: (Teacher Says) We are about to begin a Unit on Genre. Today we will 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.