Comparing Genres

In our Comparing Genres lesson plan, students learn about the characteristics of various literary genres and how to compare and contrast them. Students also practice writing short stories in various genres in order to solidify their understanding of the genres they’re learning about.

Our Comparing Genres Lesson Plan enables students to identify, compare the key elements of, and synthesize different genres of literature. Anchor charts are used to interactively explore and explain key definitions and elements for the major genres of fiction and nonfiction. Students are asked to engage in reading, discussing, and writing various fiction and nonfiction genres with a partner to expand their literary awareness. Students are also asked to write short stories using two different genres.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify, compare, and synthesize genres by reading, discussing, and writing various fiction and nonfiction genres.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.9, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.9

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subject

Reading

grade-level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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