Happy Halloween, my friends! Sorry that this post has been delayed, but Halloween week tends to be one of the busiest ones of the year for me. Many of my LeGrande students are participating in our annual Thriller dance project and they know that I’ve been spending almost the same amount of time in the gym as I have in the library! JCMS students, I know that Mrs. Martin loves Halloween as much as I do, so I bet you’re getting to do something fun in her class, too!
Anyway, let’s get down to business. This week we are going to tackle the topic of genre – a fancy word for “type” or “kind”. Remember, since the ERP focuses on fiction we are really dealing with its sub-genres. Your booklist was divided into five genres: Realistic Fiction, Fantasy Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction and Mystery Fiction. If you need some help remembering the specifics of these, you can find a quick list by clicking HERE.
And now. your prompt!
- Identify the title of one of your ERP books and its genre.
- List three examples from your book of details that make you think that your chosen book is an example of that genre.
- Do you typically read books in this genre? Why or why not?
AND AS A BONUS DISCUSSION TOPIC (answer only if you WANT to)…
- In honor of Halloween, what is your favorite scary story or book? Would you recommend it to others? Why or why not?