Your students will love this activity! They will form learning groups to read all sixteen writing samples to determine their genre. Students will place the correct genre picture card with the writing sample card that they believe is the correct match.
You may allow as much time as you'd like, or you may provide a time limit to create competition between the groups.
Alternative: You may give each group on the left side of the class the same eight of the sixteen cards, and give each group on the right side of the class the remaining eight cards to match. After twenty minutes, allow the groups on the left and the right sides of the class to swap cards.
The answer key is included.