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Genre Quiz 2

Here’s another great genre quiz. I’ve used this quiz to close out genre units with my classes. It could also be used as a pre-assessment or mid-unit evaluation. Students read the descriptions of texts. They determine the genre of each text based on clues. This genre quiz focuses on the most frequently confused genre terms.

Genre Quiz 2 – Looking for a 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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This quiz proved to be a useful tool in helping me assess how well my students understood genres of literature. I hope it will help you too.

Common Core State Standards Related to Genre and Subgenre

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9 – Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

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ELA Standards: Literature

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.9 – With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.9 – Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.9 – Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.9 – Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series)

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.9 – Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.9 – Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.9 – Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.

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  1. Justina joseph

     /  March 31, 2017

    I can’t find an answer key for genre. Everything is great this is my lifeline

  2. Justina joseph

     /  March 31, 2017

    I don’t see an answer key for genre
    Everything is great that’s like my bible in the classroom.


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