First we reviewed the different genres that we've covered so far this year. Then students broke into groups to become genre detectives. They worked together to match the genre to its definition.
Then they had to use that information to determine what genre a set of books were in. Each group was given 8 different books with 8 different genre labels. They simply placed the labels on the books and when finished, used the answer key to see how they did.
Overall, I think they enjoyed the activity.
If you'd like to get a copy of the activity, you can download it from my TpT store by clicking here or by clicking on the picture above. The genres covered in the Genre Detective Packet II include
You can download a copy the Genre Detective Packet I by clicking here or on the picture above.
Both of these activities are great companion pieces to go with my Genre Mega Pack which includes posters, bookmarks, and secret symbols for 19 different genres. (You pick a different genre every month and hide secret symbols in books that are in that genre. If a student finds a secret symbol they can redeem it for a prize after they have read the book.) The Genre Mega Pack covers these genres:
If you do try out these activities, I'd love to know how it went!