Genre • Online Resources
- “Genre Study: A Collaborative Approach” Grades 3-5
- “Ideas for Teaching Literary Genres”
- “Resources for Readers and Teachers of Appalachian Literature for Children and Young Adults”
Ohio Instructional Management System
“Genre Study,” Grade Three
- Students develop an understanding of genre by participating in small- and whole-group activities.
Ohio Resource Center • Reading
- Scroll to the box that says "I know the ORC resource I want to see," enter the ORC Lesson number, and click "View Resource".
“Using Snowflake Bentley as a Framing Text for Multigenre Writing,” Grades 3-4
- ORC Lesson# 4461
- Snowflake Bentley, a Caldecott Medal-winning book about Wilson Bentley, is an example of a multigenre picture book. Along with the biographical text are large, colorful woodcuts and sidebars describing Bentley's experiments with microphotography and other biographical data.
“Found Poems/Parallel Poems,” Grades 6-7
- ORC Lesson# 1353
- Learning to recast the text they are reading in a different genre helps make students more insightful readers and helps develop creativity in thinking and writing. This lesson requires students to construct poems using key ideas and phrases from a short story or novel.
Mike Fink Episode • Follow-up Activities
- Research factual details mentioned in the episode:
- When did the real Mike Fink live?
- How long were keelboats used on American rivers?
- Compare and contrasts keelboats and flatboats.
- Learn more about river pirates on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in early America
- Identify figurative language in the episode: Examples might include:
- [Fink] could make the boat go so fast that he beat others in a race by traveling through time.
- [Fink] could unload all the cargo with one hand while eating a dozen pies with the other.
- [Fink] poled the keelboat so hard that he would lift it right out of the water and land it on shore.
- whale of a wingding