Included in this post is a reading genres poster. This poster is designed to help students identify different genres. Additionally, the poster compares genres and encourages students to explore new genres.
Poetry response anchor chart -- SO much potential here!! Could laminate it (on large, lined paper?) to pull out during whole class/small group time. Could make a 8x11 version for kids to follow along with during whole class/small group time or for individual time! Awesome!
Students can struggle with reading for a variety of reasons: rich vocabulary, lack of background knowledge, the author's writing style. To scaffold difficult texts, teach students to annotate through the gradual release process.