If you’re looking for an engaging and rigorous way to check your students’ understanding of genre, you’ve come to the right place! This lesson will have you setting up a crime scene in your classroom where someone has broken in and mixed up all the genres in your classroom library. Students will follow clues around the school to determine the genres of books the culprit has left around using evidence based terms.
This activity is a great follow up to a study of genres or a quick brush up to review. This format can be used with any level because you will be choosing the books that students will be investigating and classifying. Anything from picture books to chapter books works!