Genre Prompting Guide for Fiction

  • Title:Genre Prompting Guide for Fiction
  • Author:Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
  • Publication Date:November 2012
  • Grade Level:4-8
  • ISBN:9780325042510
  • Publisher:Heinemann

Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell's Genre Study Prompting Guide for Fiction and Genre Study Prompting Guide for Nonfiction, Poetry, and Test Taking are comprehensive tools that you can use to explore fiction and nonfiction genres with your students during interactive read-aloud, Reader's workshop, Writer's workshop, guided reading lessons, shared reading, and intervention lessons. The prompts in these ready-reference flip charts are designed to help teachers guide students' inquiry toward explicit understandings of the characteristics of genres. Each prompting guide contains precise language for teaching readers how to focus their thinking and understanding of genres through inquiry.

In the Genre Study Prompting Guide for Fiction, Fountas and Pinnell have organized fiction prompts by genre as well as by literary elements and structure. Help you and your students lay the groundwork for a lifetime of literacy exploration and an understanding of the following genres:

  • Contemporary Realistic Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Traditional Literature
  • Folktales
  • Fairy Tales
  • Fables
  • Legends
  • Epics
  • Ballads
  • Myths
  • Modern Fantasy
  • Animal Fantasy
  • Low Fantasy
  • High Fantasy
  • Science Fiction


Author Bio

Gay Su Pinnell is Professor Emeritus in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. She has extensive experience in classroom teaching and field-based research, and she has developed and implemented comprehensive approaches to literacy education. She has been principle Investigator for two large-scale research projects, two utilizing randomized design. She has worked extensively in clinical tutoring and early intervention for young struggling readers.

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