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Reading Genres

Genres are basically the different types of written work. You can make your own customized literature curriculum by selecting works from a variety of genres.

  • Autobiography
  • Biography
  • Fantasy
  • Folktales
  • Historical Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Science Fiction

Literature Study Guides & Summaries

Discussion and reflection are a valuable part of literature study. Below are some sites we've used where you can find study guides and/or summaries and analysis to aid your student's literature studies.

Literary Elements

Literary elements are a key part of literature study. When students study a piece of literature, they are usually asked to identify and analyze literary elements.  The following are some examples of literary elements: 
  • Character
  • Mood
  • Plot
  • Setting
  • Theme
Here are some places you can find more exhaustive lists of literary elements and their definitions:

Literary Response

  • Interacting with Literature. I made this sheet up several years ago so that I could go beyond basic comprehension questions for our literature study and I didn't want to have to wrack my brain each time coming up with questions. It contains literary elements and can also be used to create study guides for literature study.