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Genre Study

Teach students to read, analyze, and respond in writing to diverse genres.

  • Big books help teachers model the reading and writing of key text types.
  • Leveled books provide the basis for teaching and practicing genre comprehension.
  • Reader's Theater scripts offer additional ways to explore and compare genres.

Click on a series below to see more detailed information, sample pages, and instructional support.

Genre Study

Big Books

  • My First Genre Big Books

    Engaging Big Books help young students understand and create the 3 key text types emphasized in the Common Core Standards: Informational, Narrative and Opinion.
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Leveled Books

  • Classic Tales

    Standards-based theme sets provide four types of books, including innovative Opinion books, to develop close reading, cross-text analysis, and text-based comprehension.
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  • Readers' & Writers' Genre Workshop

    Teach genre features and cross-text literacy analysis with posters aligned to Common Core text types.
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Reader's Theater

  • Reader's Theater: Nursery Rhymes and Songs

    Develop sight word knowledge, print concepts and oral language skills with scripts based on classic nursery rhymes and songs.
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  • Reader's Theater: Folktales, Myths, and Legends

    Enrich literature study with play adaptations based on traditional genres from state and Common Core standards.
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  • Reader's Theater: Classics

    Introduce stories and events in a student's native language!
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