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Ronnie MorganJanuary 9, 2020REA-305Professor MooreGenre ComparisonReading has always been a vital part of education especially in the elementary grades kindergarten through fifth. Experts state that there is no greater task for educators than selecting appropriate books for developing their student’s reading habits as well as their vocabulary acquisition (Larragueta, Ceballos-Viro, 2018). As a way to hone students reading habits could be to introduce them to a large array of different genres, this provides the students with an opportunity to find a genres that keeps them engaged as well as eager to read. If your classroom library contains a diverse selection of children’s literature this in turn allows students to explore multiple genres while finding their likes as well as dislikes in reading. For a piece of children’s literature to be deemed adequate, there are certain elements that picture books, traditional literature, and fantasy genres should all contain as to improve a student’s reading habits. When selecting children’s literature it is important to examine and be cognizant of the elements that are need to be present throughout the multitude of genres. Every story can be broken down using these literary elements. Picture books are the most popular children’s literature for early stages of childhood as well as beginning stages of elementary school readers. These books focus more on using the illustrations to tell the story rather than the words. Picture books usually contain basic themes that beginning readers can easily understand (Martinez, Harmon, 2012). This theme is usually form by using one main character, a simple setting, and