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This spiral-bound companion to Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books is designed to help you actively engage students in the exploration of texts so that they can notice and name genre characteristics and construct working definitions that guide their thinking as readers and writers. This handy reference guide contains a master genre chart outlining the definitions, key characteristics (noticings), and a list of mentor texts by genre. In this resource, Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell help you and your students lay the groundwork for a lifetime of literacy exploration and an understanding of the following genres:

Fiction Genres

  • Realistic Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Traditional Literature
    • folktales
    • fairy tales
    • fables
    • legends
    • epics
    • ballads
    • myths
  • Modern Fantasy
    • animal fantasy
    • low fantasy
    • high fantasy
  • Science Fiction
Nonfiction Genres

  • Nonfiction
    • Narrative Nonfiction
    • Biography
    • Autobiography
    • Memoir
    • Expository Nonfiction
    • Persuasive
    • Procedural
    • Hybrid
Forms of Poetry

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