Genre Bookmark Lesson Plan- Exploring Genre

This is a full lesson plan with handouts about literary genre.  It has completed handouts of what the students will fill in on their worksheet along with website resources to supplement the main activity of the genre bookmarks. The lesson plan is half way down the page. It comes with completed instructions about what to do. There are also links to websites, but some do not work. The best link is titled u201cGenre Studyu201d at the Glencoe website. There is enough here for a teacher to put their own spin on it.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
GLE 0701.8.2
Understand the characteristics of various literary genres (e.g., poetry, novel, biography, short story, essay, drama).
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Essential and guiding questions: 
  • Given a list of details, select the detail which shows that the selection in an example of Genre X.
  • Given a list of possible genres, select the correct genre for the selection.
  • The selection is best described as which type of work?
  • Given a list of characteristics of one or more genres, which is a characteristic of the genre demonstrated by the selection?

Lesson Variations

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Helpful Hints

In the seperate topics, a material list provided.