Literary Genres


8.R.1 Read a variety of grade-level texts and multimedia resources (when available) to explain ideas, phenomena, processes, cultural identity, genre, and text relationships, supplying textual evidence to support analysis and conclusions drawn from the text. Recognize fact vs. opinion and fiction vs. nonfiction as well as facts/supporting details from the texts.

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Reading is fun and enjoyable. Getting to know about different kinds of texts can help to identify which theme we might enjoy as readers. The four main literary genres are poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama, with each varying in style, structure, subject matter, and the use of figurative language. Texts are commonly classified as fiction or nonfiction. Differentiating among fiction and nonfiction as well as fact and opinion is a necessary skill to help you form ideas about what you read.The lesson provides different exercises to help you.

Throughout this lesson the student will:  

  • apply a concept in other contexts;
  • read , enjoy and understand different types of texts.

This lesson’s content is of high educational quality. It is designed with a model of a conceptualization, definitions, examples, practice exercises and test with different levels of complexity. In addition, it includes rubrics for an objective evaluation.


6 items in example section

51 items in exercise practice

40 items in test

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