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Genre Study: A Collaborative Approach

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Genre Study: A Collaborative Approach

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time Introduction: 45 minutes; thereafter: 45 minutes per session
Lesson Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


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Gretchen Trask

December 10, 2012

This Unit is fantastic. I used so many of your ideas. Thanks for sharing.


Dot Torpy

July 21, 2012

This is a brilliant resource. I have a 1/2 class and will be able to adapt this. This is a great starting point for many studies of genre, especially utilising a bulk loan from the library. Thankyou



January 05, 2012

This was a very well thought out lesson that gives the basic introduction to genres for my 3rd grade students. I have not done all of it yet but am really liking the activities related. THANK YOU!



March 06, 2011

This is wonderful. I wanted something more simple than what was using to show different genres and literary elements in homeschooling. This is perfect. Thank you so much!


Donna Moran

August 22, 2010

This site is great. Thank you. Can we make the squares on the interactive book chart bigger? I like this site alsmot as much as the poetry one.



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