Portraits in Genre

To become fully developed readers and writers, students must be able to access and comprehend a variety of literary genres. The need to know how to connect prior knowledge with what they read in order to better comprehend text. Portraits in Genre brings reading and writing alive in a way that creates truly enjoyable learning experiences.

Portraits in Genre

A language arts program for grades 4-6, Portraits in Genre allows students to see the "big picture" - that is, the possibility for meaning beyond simple decoding and basic comprehension. Portraits in Genre deepens students' knowledge and enjoyment of reading and writing across multiple genres.

Portraits in Genre not only guides students beyond literal comprehension, it also includes focus skills that align with national standards:

  • Literary response
  • Comprehension strategies
  • Literary elements
  • Writing strategies