"Good readers are analytical readers - they use their knowledge of text structures to assist with comprehending." (Dorn, L. J., & Soffos, C., 2005, p. 44)
Genre grammar refers to the common elements and structural units that can reasonably be expected to be found in a selection of a given genre. For example, the structure of a story, referred to by educators as "story grammar," could be expected to contain the common elements of character, setting, and conflict, and the common structure of beginning, middle, end.
What genre is your reading today?
What is the typical genre grammar of the genre you are reading? Does what you are reading seem to follow that genre grammar? Explain why or why not.
Record another book that you have read that has a similar genre grammar. How are the two books alike? How are they different?