Genre Guide – This worksheet, which fits three on a page, is designed to help students practice identifying genre. It is generic so it can be used with any text and is useful throughout the year. They can use it to determine first if a text is narrative or informational, then more specifically if it is fantasy vs. realistic fiction or non-fiction vs. biography. Students must also provide evidence by answering the question, “How do you know?” It is quick and easy to assess student understanding and can be graded and sent home to keep parents aware of the reading strategies you are teaching and practicing in class. Please email me, Melody Arabo, email@example.com, with any questions. Keep smiling!