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A Teachers' Guide to Genre Grades 3-8: Improving reading and writing by knowing how texts work

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Students who understand that what they are reading has a purpose, and that the form and structure chosen by the writer assists them to fully comprehend that purpose, are more likely to be effective readers - and more likely to be effective writers, too. This book looks closely at a variety of text types and provides teachers with the resources to plan and teach genre studies in their classrooms.

This book unpacks six key genres:

  1. Recount
  2. Narrative
  3. Procedure
  4. Explanation
  5. Persuasive Text
  6. Report

Plus bonus genre studies: Article, Essay, and Biography/Autobiography.

Each of the genre studies feature:

  • Sample texts
  • Sources for sample texts
  • Useful websites
  • Reproducible genre frames
  • Suggestions for genre-specific mini-lessons
  • Reproducible teacher assessment rubrics
  • Reproducible student-friendly rubrics


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