Genre Quick Guide
Enhance your teaching expertise with this ready-reference tool created by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell as part of their comprehensive suite of Genre Study resources.
What is it?
The Genre Quick Guide is the companion to Genre Study:Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books.This spiral-bound companion 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.
Who is it for?
The Genre Quick Guide is a tool teachers can use with students in grades K-8 to embark on an inquiry-based exploration into the study of genre.
What is inside?
To support your efficient planning and teaching, Genre Quick Guide includes the definition and key characteristics of each fiction and nonfiction genre, as well as the demands each genre makes on the reader, and a short list of high-quality, age-appropriate mentor texts.
How is it implemented?
To enable your efficient planning and teaching, the Genre Quick Guide is designed to be at your fingertips as a reference tool that defines the fiction and nonfiction genres and summarizes key characteristics of each.