Posts tagged Genres
We love to read. So, of course, we are excited about March is Reading Month!
Our schools have many fun activities planned this month like read a cereal box day, read- a shirt day, flashlight reading, and special guest mystery readers. We explore the different reading genres in our classrooms. Our students know that we all enjoy different books. Knowing the genres helps us decide which kind of story we’d like to read next.
Here is a video last year’s Techie Kids created to help others learn about genres.
THE GENRE SONG
In our technology lab, we also explore many websites that share stories with some combination of text, audio, or video.
Here are some of our favorite reading sites.
ONLINE STORIES SQWORL
(Currently 50 links)
This is a Reading Sqworl made just for my 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
MIDDLE SCHOOL READING
Tell us about your favorite book and why you like it.
What is your favorite genre?
Can you tell us how your school celebrates reading?
Do you know of any other great reading websites to share?
Don’t you know that it’s all about the genres? The Techie Kids do. Here’s a project that we started back during “March Is Reading Month.” After seeing what Amy Burvall creates for her high school History students, Mrs. Moore was inspired to try a small scale version with our elementary classes. We hope you are inspired to try something new too!
…Now let’s go and get a good book, baby!
Tell us about your favorite genre and a few books to go along with it.
Can you share an elementary topic that we could make another music video for?
The Techie Kids have begun talking about Book Recommendations.
Each year, we look for quality texts at home, at school, and online. When we find something fabulous, we want to tell others about it! We found some wonderful resources a few years ago from Mrs. Newingham. We use her Genre Study Posters and Peer Book Recommendation Forms.
Please leave a comment to share your book recommendations with us.
If you are looking for a book to review, here are some websites to visit that have online stories to read or listen to:
You might be interested in reading some of the fairytales.
Also found on Mighty Book…
Thanks to Mrs. Morris & Miss Jordan for posting the links to these websites!
Thank you to Ms. Vivian for sharing this link!
And now for a few Techie Kids Favorites!
(This is always a top click.)
(I think this wonderful author website was shared with us last year by Mrs. Watson, thanks!)
What book are you reading right now and how do you feel about it?
Can you share with us a fabulous book that you’ve read recently and just what makes it so great?
If you had to pick your favorite genre, please tell us which you would choose and share an example.
Try out this Scholastic widget to find books, authors, and genres.
This past week, our 2nd-5th grade students were learning about the Destiny Card Catalog system here at school. We would like to say a special thanks to Ms. Pochmara for teaching us some cool searching strategies! We had so much fun locating books that we didn’t even know our library had. Destiny allows students to do a basic, advanced, visual, and category search. These different ways to search were very interesting and encouraged us to find texts we haven’t read before!
Use our WallWisher to let us know your favorite genre and book or book series.
Do you have a way to search for books in your schools’ library?
What is your favorite method of searching for library books?
Can you share a unique book that you have read or found in Destiny?
What do you know about the Dewey Decimal System?
Hey its Peyton and Rachel here!!! Do you like SCARY books?!!!!! If you do come down to the book fair by the school cafateria and get Stolen Children,Eleven,All the Lovely Bad Ones,Ten Tentacles, The Garden of Eve,Goosebumps Horrorland,and 39 Clues. They are all scary great books, get them!
By Rachel & peyton
This book was fiction.I liked the part when Lake found a toy car and then he went to get his mom to pay for his car.
i would reccomend this book.
Take a look at this site to see an example of each of these genres.
Anything cool you’d like to share?
Mrs. Knapik’s and Mrs. Strackbein’s 1st Grade classes discussed the difference between fiction and non-fiction. They also learned how to insert and resize clip art in a Word document. Take a look at their work…