I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! Between school projects like mod-podging lego poetry (pictures coming soon!) and packing for the big move, I’ve been keeping super busy! One thing I’ve been wanting to make are posters for the genres I teach and display in the library. I think having posters will be helpful reminders not only to the 3rd graders who will do genre passports, but all the kiddos. I’ve seen some cute posters on Pinterest but everyone has their own genre definitions and I haven’t seen any that were exactly what I wanted them to say. Also, I have the most difficult time explaining science fiction since it overlaps with fantasy so if anyone has a good, concise explanation for sci-fi, let … Continued
At the end of my 3rd grade genre unit, students did some carousel brainstorming to come up with ways to describe each genre. Then, we took all the brainstormed words and made word clouds using ABCYA: The kids LOVED the word clouds. I printed them out and put them around my fiction collection. After the kids learned how to use ABCya, I was able to use it as a center activity.