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Do you want your students to read more books from a variety of genres?

Introducing your students to different genres and encouraging them to read a variety of books will strengthen their reading, vocabulary and writing skills. This resource makes your job easier.

✓ So much Variety - posters, games, activities, written responses and more
✓ No to Low Prep - most are print and go; some require only quick and simple cutting
✓ Reusable - you can use many of the pages over and over with different books
✓ Differentiated - modifications are easy
✓ Encourages Students to Read Other Genres
✓ Strengthens reading skills


GENRE POSTERS Sixteen 8.5 x 11 inch charts featuring a the name of the genre, a description and images to provide a visual cue using Melonheadz clipart

TALLY CHARTS Three tally chart options (blank, color and ink-saving black and white). After reading a book, record the book’s genre using tallies in the appropriate box. These can be used individually by students or displayed in the classroom and used to track your read aloud books.

GENRE BINGOStudents cross off a box after reading a book from that genre. The goal is to get 5 boxes in a row, column or diagnoally across. This was deisgned to help encourage your readers to branch out in their selections. This printable comes in three varieties (blank, color and ink-saving black and white).

READER RESPONSE SHEETSThere are 2 differentiated response sheets for each of the sixteen genres featured in this resource. Each asks the students to identify the genre of a book they have read and support their thinking with details from the text.

GENRE GAME & ACTIVITY CARDS The following activities are great for center work, enrichment or as a small group teacher-guided lesson.

Go Fish or Memory Match:
The first set of cards can be used in several ways. Some teachers like to print the 2 whole pages and include them as a reference in the students’ notebooks or folders. Print two copies and cut apart to play a matching game or print 4 copies of each and use the cards to play “Go Fish.” There are also sets of cards included that include just the name of the genre on one and the description of the genre on the other for a more advanced version of those two games.

Self-Correcting Match Cards
Print all the pages and cut the cards out on the dotted line. Use scissors to cut the name of the genre apart from the description of the genre. By cutting in distinct patterns instead of straight, the students will know if their answer is correct if the 2 pieces fit together.

GENRE BOOKMARKSPrintable 2-sided bookmarks. Each page contains two bookmarks. Cut the page down the middle and fold each piece in half. Laminate for durability if desired. These make a great reference tool.

GENRE MATCHUse the cards to play Memory/Concentration by matching the genre card to the correct definition card. This also makes an excellent pocket chart activity center.

NAME THAT GENREUse the colored genre cards as categories. Have the students sort the description cards into the correct category. To make the activity self-correcting you could write the card numbers on the back of the category cards.

THE GENRE SORT Print all pieces and cut on the dotted lines. The names of the genres are used as headers. Have the students place the story description cards with it’s correct genre. As an alternative, many teachers like to use actual books and have the students sort them based on their descriptions.

GENRE CHALLENGE This sheet encourages students to read books from a variety of genres.

FICTION vs NONFICTION These may be used in 2 different ways. The first is to print a copy for each student and fold the page in
half so one side reads fiction and the other reads non-fiction. The teacher then either describes a book or reads parts from a book and the students hold up the card to show if it is fiction or nonfiction. The other option is to use them as headers and have the students sort actual books into the two categories..

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