Activities: Genre Sleuth K-12

Teaching about genres? These examples used as mini lessons or practice for identifying genres.

  1. Scan the QR codes on the front of the card
  2. Listen and learn directly from authors
  3. Reflect and respond

Genre Sleuth: K-12: Set A

What genre is this book? Use clues from the resource to discover the answer.
a. Nonfiction b. Graphic novel c. Fantasy d. Realistic fiction

Answer Key: 1(d), 2(c), 3(a), 4(b)

Resources:

  1. Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper (realistic fiction) | Meet-the-Author Book Reading
  2. Journey by Aaron Becker (Fantasy/Science Fiction) | Meet-the-Author Book Reading
  3. We Are the Ship by Kadir Nelson (nonfiction) | Meet-the-Author Book Reading
  4. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (graphic novel) | Meet-the-Author Book Reading

Genre Sleuth: K-12: Set B

What genre is this book? Use clues from the resource to discover the answer.
a. Realistic fiction b. Fairy tale/folklore c. Historical fiction d. Biography

Answer Key: 1(d), 2(b), 3(c), 4(a)

Resources:

  1. Martin's Big Words by Bryan Collier (biography) | Meet-the-Author Book Reading
  2. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo (fairy tale /folklore) | Meet-the-Author Book Reading
  3. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (historical fiction) | Meet-the-Author Book Reading
  4. Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper (realistic fiction) | Meet-the-Author Book Reading