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by Jane Hansen and Vivian Vasquez
|Grades||K – 5|
In this issue you will read about elementary children who are introduced to genre primarily through their teachers reading aloud. The children are invited to become inquirers who continue to explore books as they meet in small groups to write and read on their own-from fantasy to African folktales to poetry.
Hansen, Jane, and Vivian Vasquez. "Genre Studies" School Talk 7.3 (April 2002).
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson
Students explore multiple genres through genre studies. They record evidence of genre characteristics on bookmarks as they read, and finish by giving a book review for their classmates.