In all forms of creative expression such as art, music, and literature there are styles or forms of content that allows us to group bodies of work. These styles or groups are called genres. If you view a music app, you will clearly see all the different forms of music (Country, Hip Hop, Pop, etc.) available to be played. All of these different forms of expression have a particular feature that makes them stand out. It is important that students learn to distinguish between the different genres of work because it helps them set their expectations of the work. In literature there are five main genres of literature: drama, fiction, poetry, prose, and nonfiction. The nature of the genre of a piece of literature is often given away by the title. The cover of a book can also be a dead giveaway. The third-person view is when the author is serving as the narrator for the story. This form often uses third-person pronouns (he/she) throughout the work.
As your students make gains learning about grammar and phonics, the next step on the learning ladder involves getting the kids interested in reading books. By describing the numerous literary genres, you can direct students towards a genre or two that especially interests them. The 15 worksheets in the Genre series of grammar and phonics lessons offer different learning styles to match the unique needs of each kid. For example, more visually oriented students might prefer to learn about literary genres through the use of images. What literary genre sparks the interest in your students? You will never know until you unleash the education magic of Easy Teacher Genre worksheets.