Genres Galore!

Things have been crazy over here in 5th grade... The students are learning and loving their Reading spirals.  It has also helped me make sure to teach the essentials at the beginning of the year.  Last year I thought my kiddos would remember some of the basics that they had been learning from their primary grades.... and I was wrong!  Its like when they come to the middle school for 5th grade and have to rotate for classes their little minds lose everything previously learned.  Sorry about that... got a little off topic!
Last week we reviewed/retaught genres.  We many things with these which we put into our Reading spirals.  We started off the week with a PowerPoint and sheet to be filled out & placed into their Reading Spirals.  We also did a fiction & non-fiction sort and a literary genre sort, which were both placed in their spirals.  We ended the week with a genre scavenger hunt and the students had fun working in their small groups.
The end of this post is picture heavy so beware.... If you should have any questions, please let me know! Also, if you have some awesome genre ideas... feel free to share! :)

I am in the process of uploading all of the genre materials that are my originals to my Teacher's Notebook store.  This should be done by Mon or Tues.... so if you want a copy of something you will be able to find it there.


  1. What great, easy ideas to review genre. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Would you share your powerpoint, etc? Thanks!

  3. I love your idea of using the book orders for a genre scavenger hunt. I will be doing that next week. One thing I do to review genres the kids really love is Mission Impossible. I copy the front and back covers of 4-5 books of each genre and place them in 10 different envelops marked with a number. I then break the kids into small groups. I play the Mission Impossible music and really play it up while explaining that they are special agents that must use their special skills to decipher the secret documents in the envelops and match them to the genres listed on their mission logs. Once all are matched they bring the logs to me at mission control to have it checked for accuracy. The first team to finish correctly wins a prize-usually candy. It is a great critical thinking activity and lots of fun too.

    1. Can you share your stuff please?

    2. I have all of my stuff at my stores.... I have a 10% off sale runnign through the 16th. I am working on getting my powerpoint up and running to post.

  4. Would you mind sharing all of your printables and powerpoint as shown above?

  5. I would love to have a copy of the printable for the literary genres that you colored all different colors! That is perfect- why didnt I think of that? :)



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