If you happen to be teaching literary genres this year, then I have two great resources that can really help. Use these genre task cards to help your students gain familiarity with the eight different genres:
Each card features a short passage and four choices for selecting the correct genre.
If you want to go deeper, then Guided Reports and Projects for 7 Literary Genres could be just what you are looking for. For each genre, there is a pre-reading sheet, a two-page guided book report, and a project menu grid. The pages for historical fiction are shown below.
Each of the genres above are featured in this packet except for folktales. You can get a resource for teaching folktales here.
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First and second-grade teachers: I keep getting requests to make a primary version of my Text Time close reading passages. What do you think of this draft page (click on the picture to make it bigger)? This is a second-grade passage. The first-grade one would be similar, but easier. The questions would stay the same. Would you use this? Is there anything that should be changed? Just to make this a little more fun, tomorrow morning, I will randomly pick one comment and give that person a $10 TpT gift card. ... See MoreSee Less