What is genre? Why are they important in the classroom (reading classroom as well as the content area classroom). For this activity, you will need to put yourself in the position of either being a reading/language arts teacher or co-teacher in this classroom. How can you students identify a genre of a particular text or book and, then, how can you them identify a favorite one, or two, so that they continue to read? Or, grow to love reading? Create a lesson that will include the following: You should use a lesson planning format that is used at your school, or you may use your own lesson planning format.