Genre refers to the category in which a text belongs. Most texts belong to a main genre (like fiction or nonfiction) and a subgenre (like fantasy or biography). Understanding genre will help you to form expectations about a work. You will also be able to recognize when an author is playing with those expectations.
Here are some worksheets to give students practice with genre and subgenre. These worksheets are available in RTF format (for editing), PDF format (for printing), and Ereading Worksheets (for completing on computers, tablets, or phones). These worksheets will give students rapid fire practice with genre and subgenre, yet they also contain a critical component where students explain their answers.
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Edwin Rosa/ February 25, 2020
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Nancy/ October 11, 2019
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lily/ May 18, 2018
i love this sit its so informational and some of the passages are really funny
Miss Morgan/ October 18, 2016
Thanks this is Awesome
Anne O'Brien/ August 6, 2016
I have used your e-reading worksheets for a few years now–they are great to leave with subs or as additions to emergency plans. I have also used them in tutorial sessions to “fine-tune” student understanding of troublesome concepts.
Thanks so much!
Mr. Morton/ August 17, 2016
I’m so happy to hear it. I’m always working on new material. I hope that I can continue helping you for a long time to come. Best wishes!
thomas lingga/ March 20, 2015
thanks for great worksheet…thanks…
Elena/ February 11, 2015
Thank you very much! Your worksheets are great!
Mr. O/ January 13, 2015
These are excellent. I showed some of them to a colleague of mine and they said they appeared too easy. I explained that these are practice so that identifying text becomes second nature. I know for the PSSA’s they have many comparative texts where they will ask for similarities and differences between the texts. Students often focus on minute details instead of looking at the type of text and genre they are asking for. These practices have helped hone their skills. You did a great job creating this. Hopefully your administrators realize your value. 🙂
Mr. Morton/ January 24, 2015
That’s kind of you to say. Teachers appreciate what I do. Their opinions are the most important to me. Thank you for the kind words.
Sinthia Solis/ April 8, 2014
Hi, the first genre RTF is different from the PDF. The answers are not provided for the PDF.
Mr. Morton/ April 21, 2014
I am sorry.
I am in the process of updating many of these
It is slow moving.
I will align the answers and worksheets
for this item this summer.
Jill VBaan/ March 12, 2014
Thank you for sharing your genre worksheets!
geracip/ March 9, 2014
Great worksheets. Thanks so much for sharing.
sonal/ March 6, 2014
Genre worksheets are awesome !!
Phuong/ September 8, 2013
You are AWESOME. Thank you so much for sharing!
Iris Gonzalez/ January 12, 2013
I love these works! They serve me well to differentiate instruction with my class. Thank you so much. You have made my teaching genre lessons much easier and flexible. Thanks again!
Hannah/ January 10, 2013
Just what I needed for my class. Thanx!!! O:-)
Acs/ September 2, 2012
These activities are great. Thank you so much especially for the text features and text organization activities!
Rosemary W. Mann/ April 24, 2012
I really have used several of these worksheets with my students. They are awesome!
Rhymer/ March 7, 2012
Genre Quiz 2 has no answer key. I love your worksheets, use them all the time, to save time.
Jeanna/ March 4, 2012
Thank you so much for providing these!!! There is never enough time to make everything from scratch!! Thanks again!!!
Mr. Morton/ May 3, 2012
I know what you mean. Thanks for visiting!
Rahma/ November 13, 2011
Great worksheets! Thanks
Jweezy66/ April 7, 2011
No answer sheets. Makes it hard to grade
Mr. Morton/ April 7, 2011
I’m sorry about that. I’ll try to add some as soon as I get the chance.
Torie/ March 23, 2011
These were perfect!! Just exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!