Literature: Realistic Fiction and Fantasy Genres for Children
These sites provide definitions of realistic fiction and fantasy genres, book lists, and activities. Interactive activities for students to evaluate literature and create a genre bookmark are given. Watch the video interview with Beverly Cleary, author of the realistic fiction “Henry Huggins” series and the fantasy series of “The Mouse and the Motorcycle”. Included is eThemes resource about genres.
Use this list of genre characteristics to assist students in evaluating text.
Genre Study: A Collaborative Approach
Use this lesson plan to instruct students about the various genres. Students create genre bookmarks after reading and evaluating text.
Kid Created Bibliography of Fantasy Literature
This annotated book list was created by students for students.
Fabo Funky Fiction
Use this student-created site to present "Realistic Fiction" to your students.
Genre Group Book Review
Students can record their genre book reviews on this interactive chart and print it.
Genre Book Log
Students can provide author,title, genre,and summary of books they have read.
Read Kiddo Read: Great Page Turners
The annotated lists provide numerous suggestions for students in a variety of genres.
Fantasy Booklist: Borrowers, Broomsticks, Boggarts and Beyond
Use this annotated booklist to direct students to recommended fantasy books.
Name That Genre!
Use this SmartBoard activity to assist students in understanding both fiction and nonfiction genres. Students read a variety of text and decide what type of genre they are reading.
Genres, Genres Everywhere
This link uses a variety of activities to expose students to literary genres. The lesson could be adapted for the types of genres being studied.
Reading Rockets: "Recommended Books for Kids"
Use this extensive list of recommended books to direct students to various genres.
Reading Rockets: "The Author Study Toolkit"
This downloadable instructive booklet provides a variety of activities for students to learn about an author and genres. Many extension activities are given.
Beverly Cleary Website
Well-known for realistic fiction books, Beverly Cleary has also written fantasy, "The Mouse and The Motorcyle" series. This website has an author interview, interactive activities for students, and resources for educators.
eThemes Resource: Literature: Genres
Learn about the genres of literature. These sites are about the many different genres: fantasy, historical, realistic, science fiction, biography, reference, reporting, folk tales, plays, and poetry. Some sites have recommended reading lists. Included are eThemes resources covering the various genres
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