An introduction to six types of book genres (as well as an introduction into fiction and non-fiction). The genres include: mystery, realistic fiction, horror, fantasy, and romance. Characteristics are listed of each genre and there is an organizational chart provided for kids to take notes. There is also a two page hand-out included to set up "What genre is it?" in your own centers. You will sit out one book of each genre and have the kids work through which genre the book fits into. There is also a handout for younger grades to do the same things as you read a book aloud in class together.