Reading Genre Posters and Anchor Charts

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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24 charts formatted in a variety of ways. 100+ pages.
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My students really struggled with the concept of genre. This was a quick and easy reference resource for them that helped!
I used this resource for our interactive notebooks and we used them regularly!! Kiddos knew to reach for their genre charts as soon as they encountered a genre question!
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If you want to give your students a boost with reading comprehension, then just spend some time focusing on genre. These 24 genre anchor charts will help you introduce a variety of reading genres to your students. When students are aware of genres they enjoy reading, they will be so much more interested and motivated to read, which will have a positive impact on their reading comprehension! 

This set of anchor charts will be your teacher bestie when it comes to teaching the reading genres.  These posters provide a definition and explanation of each genre. Students will understand how to identify genres when they are reading and will know what to look for when they are searching for a specific genre in the classroom or school library. With the help of these genre posters, your students will finally be able to remember all the specific characteristics of each genre. 

And let’s be honest…sometimes the specifics of each genre can be hard for us teachers to remember, and having an anchor chart that explains and defines key details of each genre can be a huge lifesaver. These anchor charts will take the guesswork out of your teaching and serve as the backbone to your reading lessons.


In this resource, you’ll get 24 Reading Genre Anchor Charts formatted in the following ways: 

  • Half-page anchor charts - perfect for students journals
  • Full page anchor charts - works great for whole group lessons
  • Digital version - created using Google Slides
  • FIll-in version - available for both the half-page and full-page versions and are great if you want your students to take notes during the lesson 


Your students will love having access to these anchor charts during the year. Even if they don’t know and remember all the details of each genre, they can use these charts to help them participate in your reading discussions related to genre. 

You’ll love these anchor charts because they have easy-to-read font and are written with clear and concise language. Your students will understand the attributes of different genres - which means they will be equipped to find books that they actually enjoy reading. 

So many upper elementary teachers love these anchor charts because they aren’t cluttered with excess clipart or fonts that are too “cutesy”.

And, you have options. You can choose to print them in half pages for students to glue in their journals… or you can share them with your students in Google Classroom… or you can give students the fill-in version so they can take notes during your lessons. You can pick the version that will work for you and your students. 

Prep is quick and easy... Just print the anchor chart option you want to use before your lesson and you’re ready to go. 


  • Adventure
  • Autobiography
  • Biography
  • Drama
  • Fables
  • Fairy Tales
  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Folktale
  • Graphic Novels
  • Historical Fiction
  • Horror
  • Humor
  • Informational
  • Legend
  • Memoir
  • Mystery
  • Myth
  • Non-Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Science Fiction
  • Tall Tales
  • Traditional Literature


  • Post genre posters in your classroom library.
  • Use posters to display a “genre of the week”
  • Use as a model for your whole group lessons. 
  • Give students a copy to glue in their journals. 
  • Send home a copy to parents to keep them informed. 
  • Include a copy with your lesson plans to show your administrators what you’re teaching.
  • Put posters on a ring or in a binder as a reference for small groups or workstations. 


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I love this resource to help teach about different genres. It also helps in our discussion of our 40 Book Challenge as they may not be knowledgeable about all of the different genres.” - Carolyn P.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “We have a new reading series this school year.  Although for each unit we concentrate on one genre I like being able to show the students all of the main genres.  I copied them on various colored paper and have them on the back wall.  If we are discussing a genre for the week I can move the poster to the front of the room.  They seem to understand the genres, hopefully because they have a visual.  I don't like a lot of clutter on my walls so this says a lot about this resource that I have these posters up!” - Denise I.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “My students love having these around the classroom to review genres as we learn them through the year. I love products like this that are clean and sleek. It makes the classroom less hectic.” Cassandra W.



Purchase the Genre Bundle to get this set of posters plus Genre Reading Passages, Graphic Organizers, and Bookmarks. All these genre resources will help your students figure out their favorite genre to read and fall in love with reading. 


Reading Comprehension Task Card Bundle

Reading Bookmarks

Small Group Lesson Plans for Fiction Skills


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Total Pages
24 charts formatted in a variety of ways. 100+ pages.
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.


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