Genres Worksheets To Print:
Main Two Genres – Label each
book as fiction and nonfiction. People often confuse them because of the suffix "non". Students instantly think it means not real.
Subgenres – We take it a step
further and classify works as: fantasy, mystery, science fiction,
historical nonfiction, or informational. Use the word bank of: Mystery, Fiction, Informational, Historical Nonfiction,
Nonfiction, Science Fiction, and Fantasy.
Naming Genres – This one
requires evidence to make your choice. What in each description leads you to name it as fiction or nonfiction?
Genre Line Up – Another
match them up. This is a different orientation, but the same basic principles apply to this worksheet.
Author Genres – What
genre do you think each is? Do you think the author's goal was to
inform, persuade, or entertain the reader?
Genres of Books –
Underline supporting evidence for your choice, then write your answer
on the line. These are books and an quick synopsis for you.
Fiction and Nonfiction
– Make up a short story (2-5 sentences) that could be fiction, then
make up a short story that could be nonfiction.
Persuade Me! – Write
a short story where you persuade your reader what the perfect pet
is. My perfect pet is an elephant. How cool would that be?
What Do You Know? –
Write a short story where you inform your reader about something you
know a lot about. Some ideas could include bugs, your pet, or how
to do something.
Informing Readers –
Get the readers thoughts with these works. Some ideas could include bugs, your pet, or how to do something.
Short Stories – Write
a short story where you entertain your reader. Remember to focus on the genre you are writing for.
Short Poems – Make
sure the words at the end of each line rhyme! Make it fun for the reader.
Genres – Brainstorm
at least three important events in your life. What category would this fall under?
Biographies – Interview
a parent, grandparent, or other adult you know. See if you can learn something you didn't know about them.