Multiple genres: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--genres. The student recognizes and analyzes genre-specific characteristics, structures, and purposes within and across increasingly complex traditional, contemporary, classical, and diverse texts.
Knowledge and Skills Statement
A knowledge and skills statement is a broad statement of what students must know and be able to do. It generally begins with a learning strand and ends with the phrase “The student is expected to:” Knowledge and skills statements always include related student expectations.
Keep a checklist of students who have mastered the SE and who need more practice. Students should be able to listen to a story, determine its genre, and explain the characteristics of well-known children's literature genres (folktales, fables, fairy tales and nursery rhymes). Student responses should clearly define the characteristics of each genre.
- Fable: A story that teaches a lesson and often has animals that talk
- Folktale: A story that is passed on through different families and cultures
- Fairy Tales: A story that begins with "once upon a time," has good and evil characters, and often has a happy ending
- Nursery Rhymes: A short poem or chant that typically has rhyming words