So, I was looking for a fun new way to teach literary genres with my kids. This is a skill we work on through the year, but I wanted to take a week to just really look at the four main genre categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. I wanted to do more than just teach my kids about genres and show them different examples. I wanted them to actually apply it and practice it.
That's my example I made as an exemplar for my kids---->
Each of my kids made a "My Genre's Book." We picked a theme (that week we did spiders since it was around Halloween) and wrote different stories, informational pieces, poems, etc. all about spiders for each of the genres.
To do this, I used 1 piece of construction paper and 2 pieces of white copy paper. I just put the white paper in the middle, folded, and stapled. We discussed a different genre each day and added a story to our book. I think it helped make this somewhat abstract topic a little more concrete for them since it was more hands on.