Genre Crafts: Low Prep, Printable Reading Response Crafts, Genre Activities

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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127 Pages
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Are you looking to switch up your genre reader response activities? Genre Reading Crafts are a fresh, engaging and unique way students can visually analyze the elements of each genre. This helps students towards the ultimate goal of reading comprehension and genre knowledge.

These hands-on activities require little to no prep, and the only materials needed are just scissors and glue (metal fasteners are needed for the spinner crafts). Most genres come with multiple options for crafts.

For a closer look at the crafts, be sure to take a look at the product preview!


  • Realistic Fiction (Phone Slider Craft or Camera Book)
  • Historical Fiction (Scroll Craft or Hour Glass Craft)
  • Science Fiction (Robot Craft or Rocket Ship)
  • Fantasy (Wand Craft, Dragon Spinner or Unicorn Spinner)
  • Horror (Ghost or Bone Scroll Craft)
  • Poetry (Poem in My Pocket Craft)
  • Comedy (“Knock, knock!” Joke Craft, Clown Accordion)
  • Romance (Hugging Heart or Holding Hands Craft)
  • Tragedy (Rain Cloud or Broken Heart Craft)
  • Mystery (Suspects File for one or multiple suspects, Top Secret Clues File, Reading Detective’s Briefcase, or Pause & Predict Evidence File)
  • Adventure (Map Craft or Compass Spinner)
  • Graphic Novel (Graphic Novel Mini Book or Speech Bubble Book)
  • Traditional Literature (Stack of Old Books)
  • Folktale (Speech Bubble Book)
  • Fable (“Moral Compass Rose” Spinner)
  • Fairy Tale (Castle Craft)
  • Legend (Shield & Sword Craft)
  • Tall Tale (Mountain Lifter)
  • Myth (Zeus’s Lightning Bolts Pocket)
  • Drama (Stage Book or Megaphone Craft)
  • Fiction (Fiction Thinking Cap)
  • Nonfiction (Nonfiction Thinking Cap)
  • Literary Nonfiction (Binoculars Craft)
  • Autobiography (Handheld Mirror Spinner or Writing Tab Book)
  • Biography (Mind Puzzle Craft or Writing Tab Book)
  • How To (3D “Steps”)

This resource can be found at a discount in the Genre Bundle #2, which includes 4 genre response resources, and even further discounted in the Genre Megabundle which includes 10 Genre Resources:

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