Fountas & Pinnell
genre-overview.doc (doc file - 37kb)
genre.ppt (ppt file - 476kb)
*Including Vocabulary and Character support
Visual Genre Support
Blank Summary Cube Template with directions and rubric &
Fable Summary Cube
Story Cube directions, rubric, graphic organizer and cube template.pdf (pdf file - 204kb)
Click here to read more about rubrics~communicate the skills your students have already mastered and identify what their next steps are- to build on what they know.... raising student achievement for all performance levels.
Fable Summary Cube template and directions.pdf (pdf file - 312kb)
Here is an online CUBE CREATOR for a Biography, Mystery, Story and even Create your Own. They even have a graphic organizer to download for planning and editing.
|Recording Elements |
Matrix Process explanation~ CLICK:
Descriptors for pocket charts:
tri fold fic and nf matrix headers 4 pages.pdf (pdf file - 191kb)
|Realistic Fiction Support|
File Realistic_Fiction.ppt (ppt file - 1,025kb)
File Genre_GO_realfic_L1.pdf (pdf file - 37kb)
File Genre_GO_realfic_L4.pdf (pdf file - 36kb)
|Elements of Sci-Fi|
File features of Science Fiction Genre from SparkleBox.pdf (pdf file - 3,891kb)
|Bookmarks to Support |
Decoding, Strategies and Skill Scaffolding for Readers
Fairy tales, Myths, Legends, Fables
folktale.pdf (pdf file - 311kb)
>Click here...use as a student
|Prereading Organizer for |
Prereading GO Nonfiction Text.pdf (pdf file - 68kb)
Characteristics of Nonfiction Text
File Characteristics of Nonfiction Text.docx (docx file - 579kb)
Strategy for picture walking/predicting:
Expository/Non Fiction Text
1) Hundreds of poems~ Over 32 categories
to help you filter through and match your curriculum!
2) Create Poems
Over 75 types to choose from!
3) Click below for grade level
specific poetry resources~
|Brought to you by 2nd Grade:|
Reference Posters in one attachment.pdf (pdf file - 2,087kb) PowerPoint:
Reference Materials.ppt (ppt file - 694kb) Graphic Organizer:
Reference Graphic Org (with pictures) .pdf (pdf file - 2,015kb
Reference Materials on one page .pdf (pdf file - 247kb)
Creations by Beth Newingham
Genre ALL posters in one attachment.pdf
(pdf file - 21,453kb)
Download Blank 0-5 Genre Graph (PDF)
Download Blank 0-10 Genre Graph (PDF)
Download Blank 0-20 Genre Graph (PDF)
Download Blank 0-30 Genre Graph (PDF)
Genre Graphs (5, 10, 20, & 30) student records.pdf (pdf file - 126kb)
A page with a few Ms. Hoffmore touches....
Genre sheet all on one page.pdf (pdf file - 388kb)
Using Text Features to Successfully Navigate Nonfiction Texts
Download a PDF slide show of all 23 Nonfiction Text Features posters.
On some pages they glue in an example that I provide. On other pages they search their independent reading books for examples of that feature and draw or write them into the booklets.
To make text features booklets download the file below:
Photocopy one for each student and bind. As each text feature is studied, have students glue or draw an example in the box. The following lists the information on each page of the booklet:
| Text Feature Scavenger Hunt |
Download the "Text Feature Scavenger Hunt"
and "Using Text Features" recording sheets.
Text Structure Posters: Knowing the elements of text structure is an effective tool in understanding nonfiction. Each structure can be identified using “signal” words. Words such as “then,” “next,” and “afterward” are indicators of a sequencing pattern. When students learn the key words and can recognize the predictable patterns, they will be better equipped to scan the text and pinpoint the information they seek. Below are posters that I created to teach my students about the most common structures found in nonfiction texts. Download a PDF slide show of the text structure posters.