Are you looking for activities that will give your students ample practice identifying the genres and subgenres of a variety of texts? Look no further. This page includes a huge array of genre activities to give your students the practice that they need. From student-centered projects to PowerPoint slide shows, this page has all of the genre activities that you will likely need to teach your students about literary genre and subgenre.
Genre Lesson – Slide show lesson on genre and subgenre. Includes a review activity after the lesson.
Genre Lesson PowerPoint
Genre Lesson 2 – An awesome and animated PowerPoint slide show explaining genres and subgenres of literature. This lesson includes ten practice problems at the end to help you informally assess your students.
Genre Lesson 2 PowerPoint
Make Your Own Genre Crossword Puzzle Activity – Create a crossword puzzle with clues for the following 20 genre related terms. File includes directions, rubric, crossword grid and clue sheet.
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Genre Book Covers Project – Students create book covers in a variety of genres. They add illustrations with details of each genre and explain how each text belongs in its genre. This project sheet also has a convenient scoring rubric.
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Genre Newspaper Project – Create a newspaper with eight articles written in different genres and subgenres: nonfiction, historical fiction, science fiction, realistic fiction, poetry, fairytale, fable, tall tale, myth, drama, biography, autobiography, and informational writing.
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Genre Review – Students examine books in small groups and discuss the genre and subgenres of each text. After coming to a consensus, students write their answers down on this sheet. You provide your own texts.
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Genre Movie Posters – Students will create three movie posters. Each poster will feature a movie from a different subgenre. They can be real movies or imagined. This is a fun, student-centered way to review genres and subgenres of literature.
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Genre Quiz – Here’s a matching quiz to evaluate students on their understanding of genre and subgenre terms. Students match the definitions to the terms and answer multiple choice questions.
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Genre Quiz 2 – Looking for another genre quiz to assess your students? Check out this new genre quiz. It has fifteen multiple-choice questions on genres and subgenres of literature. Students identify the genres and subgenres of a variety of texts and then match definitions.
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Genre Practice 1 – A warm-up PowerPoint review where students identify the genre and subgenre of 5 stories.
Genre Practice 1 | PowerPoint
Genre Practice 2 – PowerPoint warm up review where students identify the genre and subgenre of 5 stories.
Genre Practice 2 | PowerPoint