Just a quick post today. . .
This was a bit of a combo lesson I did earlier this year. We first brainstormed the differences between fiction and non-fiction. My friends did pretty well, but it was a bit surprising to see what they missed. I think in all, the last bullet in each column was one they hadn't really thought about before.
We had talked about genres briefly a few days prior, so I added it on to our lesson. My friends brought favorite books from home. We identified the genre, wrote it on a sticky and then put the book title under it. The sticky was then put on our anchor chart in the correct column. What was nice is that it was a nice book share. They got some great ideas for books they want to read in the future from classmates recommendations. Not surprisingly, none of them had a non-fiction book. I pulled some non-fiction books from our class library and we determined the different genres from those.
I did end with a handout that streamlined the different genres in an easy to read chart. This went into their reading binder for reference as needed. They seem pretty solid on genres now. Hopefully!