Test ‘genre’
Presented by Stephanie Heinchon M.Ed.
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(Calkins, Montgomery & Santman, 1998)
Genre (noun)
\zhän-rə, zhäⁿ-; zhäⁿr; jän-rə\
1. a category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized
by a particular style,
form,
or content.
“Students need to
inhabit a genre if they
are to master it.”
-Lucy Calkins
Vocabulary
Patterns
Purpose
Form
Features
Strategies for
Comprehension
-We read to enjoy or
learn.
-More than one
answer can be right.
-Teachers can help.
-Genre
structure
is the
same
-We read to show
what we know.
-Only one answer
can be right.
-Teachers CANNOT
help.
• The use of the word outsider in
paragraph 7 helps the reader
know that Anna feels —
Question
Answer
• A embarrassed by her family
• B angry with her sister
• C uncomfortable with herself
• D betrayed by her grandfather
Right
There
Think
and
Search
Author
and
You
On My
Own
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