Center Focus

All Kinds of Genres

  1. Create a set of books based on a similar subject , but written using different genres. For example:
    • a non-fiction book on cats
    • a story about a cat such as Comet's Nine Lives by Jan Brett
    • a fairytale like Puss 'n' Boots
  2. Have your students compare the characters from each story in chart format. You may want to specify what should be included in the chart. Suggestions:
    • name of character
    • setting
    • short summary
    • theme
    • type of book
    • illustrations
    • point of view
    • special characteristics of main character
  3. Have your students write a mini-essay discussing the similarities and differences between the books, explaining their chart.

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