Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books is the foundational text of the Genre Study Suite. In exploring Genre Study, Fountas & Pinnell advocate teaching and learning in which students are actively engaged in developing genre understandings and applying their thinking to any genre. It is through using genre understandings that your students think, talk, and read texts with deeper understanding, and write effectively. Genre Study is a professional resource that teachers can use with students to embark on an exciting exploration into the study of genre.
The Genre Study Suite Bundle is a comprehensive suite of resources that focuses on genre study through inquiry-based learning with an emphasis on reading comprehension and the craft of writing. An inquiry approach engages students in exploring texts so that they can notice and name the characteristics of each genre and construct a working definition that guides their thinking of reading and writing. This suite provides the tools needed to help you and your students lay the groundwork for a lifetime of literacy exploration. The bundle includes:
In the Genre Prompting Guides, Fountas & Pinnell have organized prompts by genre, and also literary elements and structure.
Traditional Literature (including folktales, fairy tales, fables, epics, legends, ballads, and myths)
Modern Fantasy (including simple animal fantasy, low fantasy, high fantasy, and science fiction)
Forms of Poetry
Multiple Choice Questions
Short Answer Questions
Extended Response Questions