Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell's Genre Prompting Guide for Nonfiction, Poetry, and Test Takingis a comprehensive tool that teachers can use to explore nonfiction genres and poetry with their students during interactive read-aloud, shared reading, book clubs, literature discussion groups, guided reading, reading conferences, minilessons, group share, or any instructional context that involves students in thinking, talking, and writing about reading. The prompts are designed to help teachers guide students' inquiry toward explicit understandings of the characteristics of genres. The guide contains precise language for teaching readers how to focus their thinking and understanding of genres through inquiry.
In the Genre Prompting Guide for Nonfiction, Poetry, and Test Taking, Fountas and Pinnell have organized nonfiction, poetry, and test taking prompts by genre as well as by literary elements and text structure to help teachers and their students lay the groundwork for a lifetime of literacy exploration and an understanding of the following genres:
Forms of Poetry
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