What benefit is the teacher trying to derive from this?
(A Elm/Midd teacher) Prior to teaching genre, the teacher discusses this literary term. Sometime, he gives different cules to students. What the benefit is the teacher trying for here?
1. Improve factual recall of written material.
2. Text structure to better understand the text
If you are stating that the teacher gives the kids clues to remember the meaning of the word "genre" then the answer would be 1, because she is using context clues for kids to inder meaning and improve factual recall of material.
If the teacher is explaining genre in order to start a new text then the answer would be 2, explaining text structure to understand new text. if this is in fact what the teacher is doing, it is important because you need to explain what something is prior to teaching it, so that the author's purpose can be both understood and appreciated in the text. This question had very little to do with recalling, and more to do with explaining what is genre.