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AHS Subject Guides: Reading: Independent Reading: Fiction

This guide includes information literacy lessons created to support our Reading program.

Independent Reading: Fiction

Content Literacy

Independent Reading: (updated 9-2017)

Information literacy topics:

  • Reading for pleasure


Objective: To identify genres, styles, and narrative content of fiction books, to develop a personal approach to personal reading habits.


1: Find the activities for this class, at:

Amity website→High SchoolAHS Library Information Center

(tab) Find Online Stuff→By Subject→Reading

(tab) Literacy Workshop → “Independent Reading: Fiction”


2. Presentation:

Listen to an exciting excerpt from one of the books read by the teacher.


3. Discussion:

Share what you think the book might be about, what you think happens before the part you heard, and after the part you heard.


3. Presentation:

Genres, or Categories of Fiction

  • Sports

  • LOL

  • Heroics

  • Life’s Problems

  • Alternate Worlds

  • Suspense


4. Student activity: “Speed-dating”

“Browse” 1 book for a minute, check whether you might be interested, and and move to another book.  Do this 3 times.

Amity High School, Amity Region 5 School District, Woodbridge, CT 06525, 203-397-4844 Librarians: Robert F. Musco and Victoria Hulse Copyright 2017