I mentioned in an earlier post that I like to start my year talking about genres, particularly realistic fiction. Andrew Clements is my personal choice for an author that makes realistic fiction fun. Frindle is quite possibly my favorite book of his, but it's such a tough choice!
After talking about genres and reading a bit of Frindle, we're ready to start applying our knowledge to our nightly reading choices. I assign this organizer on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
I fill out this part of the organizer as an example and we discuss as a class and during small reading groups with our various reading choices.
The next part is what they complete on their own at home on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
You can pick up a free copy by clicking here.
Do you have any graphic organizers you like to use for genre study?