Saturday, July 14, 2012

Genre Posters and BINGO

So, I have been really thinking the last few days about how much my blog and my creations have evolved in the last year, especially since I became a seller on TN in December and then a seller on TPT in May. I realized that I have really gotten away from just sharing ideas, which was my original intention upon the creation of this blog. With that said, I have decided to make a change, or challenge to myself that I when I post things for my shops that I will also share ideas of how to use the product or just ideas for teaching that topic in general. I have also gotten away from sharing as many freebies as I used to.

Now, when I make a new product, I try to create a little something from that unit to give away for free since you guys are so awesome and you totally deserve it!

So, my next creation is these Genre Posters. These bad boys are all over TPT and TN, but I wanted to make a set the way I wanted them to look and I want to share them with you!



I was thinking about how to go about introducing the genres and I thought it might be a good idea to just start with what is the difference between fiction and non fiction and make an anchor chart. Students share their thoughts and you add to the board. Then see if they can work together with a partner or a group to brainstorm which genres they think are fiction and non fiction. Some will be obvious, but this way the students start thinking about them. I would list the genres on a the Promethean Board and let them sort. You could even type out all of the genres onto cards, print and cut them out, and then let them sort on their desks with a partner.

Another idea I saw was that you could do sort of like a genre pop quiz. Have students write Fiction or Non Fiction on a card/whiteboard/etc...and then call out a genre. Students must hold up the matching card. It's quick, easy, and you'll be able to see who still just doesn't know their genres! 

We do Reading Workshop so it's important they know which genre they're reading so they can fill out their reading log. I have a sheet in the front of their Reading notebooks with a list of all the genres and a definition to help them out in case they aren't sure. Many of my books are already labeled with the genre, but some are  still vague. 

And finally, if you want another a fun way to assess their genre knowledge, play Genre BINGO.

I have made it an editable powerpoint with flattened images so you can either have the students write in the genres on the card, or you can type them in. All you have to do is add a text box wherever you want to type!


Click HERE to download!

If you wish to purchase the posters, they are available in both shops!


 But I'm not FINISHED! You can WIN these posters by guessing my favorite reading GENRE! Just leave a comment with your email and your guess! I will let you know when there has been a winner!!

Good luck!!

The winning guess was Non-Fiction (or informational) from Jen Ross! Congrats girl!

44 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE the posters! Just SO adorable! I am going to guess Mystery. I really hope I am right! I would love to win them! :)

    Thank you,
    Nicole
    nicoleshelby@hotmail.com

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  2. Fairy Tale!

    jen.bindus@gmail.com

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  3. I'm going to guess biography. :) These look great, Ginger!

    Abby

    thirdgradebookworm@gmai.com

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  4. Great posters! So cute! I am guessing you like Science Fiction. Crossing my fingers I am right!
    ~Lorraine
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies
    rainee2011@gmail.com

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  5. So cute!!! Love all of your stuff!

    I'm going to guess Fantasy as your favorite genre!

    Ellen

    Ellen.gordon@rocketmail.com

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  6. I'm going to guess Realistic Fiction since Shades of Grey is out and everyone has read the three but me?

    Those posters were a lot of work and they look fantastic!!!

    Deb at Fabulously First
    My TpT Store

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  7. Beautiful posters! I'll go with my favorite, which is fiction. Is it yours, too?

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  8. I like your ideas with introducing Fiction vs. Non and using the promethium board. One of the first week's lessons I used to do was to give the kids 3 or 4 different book tubs and have them see if they could sort the books correctly into the genre tub they are meant to be in. It would be much cleaner to do that lesson using the SMART board. Your posters look really cute. I like the clip art characters you used. Now you want me to guess which one of the TWENTY-FOUR is your favorite? Yikes, hard! I'll just pick my favorite, Mystery.
    ~Andi
    andi_monroe@yahoo.com

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  9. I will guess Historical Fiction.....these posters look GREAT, would <3 to have a set!

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  10. Those posters are perfect! I'm guessing historical fiction, which is my favorite!

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  11. I was going to say mystery too!! I will go with......fiction?!!?

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  12. Ooops...my email is jkeiser@san.rr.com

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  13. Thanks or the freebie. I'm planning on teaching Genre's to my 2nd grader this year, so I'm excited to have something fun to play too.

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  14. Great posters! I am going to guess historical fiction! Fingers crossed I am right.
    -Jaime
    brightconcepts4teachers@gmail.com
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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  15. my first two were already guessed :( so I;m gonna go with nonfiction
    jenross1018@yahoo.com

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    1. YAY Jen Ross! That is correct! I said I would accept either non fiction or informational! Congrats! I will be sending it to you shortly!

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  16. Again, I'm going with my favorite: FABLES!
    I love them {and I hope you do too!!}
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  17. Poetry!! Thanks for these. With Common Core coming and expanding needs of genre identification it's nice to have something already made that can aide with this.

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  18. Oh. My. Gosh! These are precious! I absolutely love them... I really hope I guess right and win!

    I'm going to go with... Myth.

    Chantelle

    www.theteachingbug.blogspot.com

    email: theteachingbug@yahoo.com

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  19. Poetry. Thanks for the posters. With common core being implemented it is nice to have something to introduce and reinforce all of th different genres.

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  20. These are amazing! My guess is drama. I hope I'm right!

    Hayleyyarbrough@hotmail.com

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  21. These posters look awesome! I'm gonna guess poetry. I think poetry is lots of fun to teach!

    Onehappyteacher26@gmail.com

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  22. I'm going to guess fantasy! These are adorable! Thanks for all of your hard work!
    bigsisbri06@yahoo.com

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  23. These posters look amazing!

    Tracy
    Creekside Teacher Tales

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  24. So creative! Love the posters and I'm guessing, Historical Fiction as well. It's my favorite to teach with. A little bit of fun and a little bit of history. A perfect genre to teach our 5th graders how to use their reading strategies!

    mgorham78@gmail.com

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  25. Well, I have a 1 in 24 chance here, I'll guess Traditional Literature. Gotta love those!

    Sally from Elementary Matters
    elementarymatters@gmail.com

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  27. These are awesome. Love, love, LOVE the posters my friend. They fit my style to a tee :) Thanks for the bingo too! What a find this morning!!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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  28. Great posters, Ginger! I need to add them to my cart and download the cute Bingo game. I haven't thought about assessing my kids' knowledge of all the genres through games. Good idea!

    Heather at TeachItToday!

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  29. I LOVE these! Hmmm... Is this your favorite genre to teach or to read for yourself? For me, the two are different. Either way, I'll guess.... folk tale. Fingers crossed! :) Great work!!!
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  30. wow! The posters look great!!! I love them!

    Katie
    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

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  31. Love the posters! I really want them for my library.
    Brenda Jasper

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  32. I am nominating you for the One Lovely Blog award! And these posters are fantastic!

    -Dani
    A Place to Thrive

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  33. Fantasy! These are great!
    mccarty20001@yahoo.com

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  34. How have I missed your blog??? I found you on Pinterest...

    I teach in Greeville as well! I'll be teaching 4K at the new school, Monarch.

    Would love to chat with you one day...I have a lame blog and need some help!

    Your blog looks awesome! I'm your newest follower here and at TpT!

    :)

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  35. Those are really great!! I would LOVE to have those ones for my classroom. The ones I have hanging up aren't nearly as good. Is there a way we can buy them from you?

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  36. I absolutely LOVE these! THANK YOU! Wondering...do you have Fairytale and Legend in this pack?
    Thanks!

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  37. oops...I see the Legend one now. SORRY! Curious on the Fairytale. Thanks!

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