Help your students explore the different literary genres by downloading Easy Teacher Genre worksheets.

As your students make gains learning about grammar and phonics, the next step on the learning ladder involves getting the kids interested in reading books. By describing the numerous literary genres, you can direct students towards a genre or two that especially interests them. The 15 worksheets in the Genre series of grammar and phonics lessons offer different learning styles to match the unique needs of each kid. For example, more visually oriented students might prefer to learn about literary genres through the use of images.

What literary genres spark interest in your students? You will never know until you unleash the education magic of Easy Teacher Genre worksheets.

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Printable Genres Worksheets

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Match Me Game

Match each genre with its purpose.

Genres in Literature

What does it mean when a work belongs to a particular genre?

Literary Genres

Works that belong to a particular genre share certain characteristics. Identify the primary characteristics that each of the genres below have in common. Then provide an example of each.

Identifying Genre

Read the passage. Identify the literary genre.

What's the Genre?

Match each the description of each boo to the correct genre.

Fiction Genres

Read each book description. Identify whether it is literary, commercial, or mainstream fiction.

Identifying Genre

Match each story description to the correct genre.

Characteristics of Genres

Match each genre to its primary characteristics.

Fiction and Non-fiction Genres

Identify whether each genre is fiction or non-fiction.

Genre Worksheet

The sentences below are descriptions of famous novels. Read the description and identify the most likely genre of each story. You may use each genre more than once.

Satire: Catch-22

Satire is characterized primarily by a strong sense of irony or sarcasm. Often, the irony is that the satire claims to approve of or champion the very aspect of individuals or society that it attacks.

Dystopia: 1984

A dystopia is an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded society.

In the Text

Read each story description. Identify the most likely genre, and write it on the line. Explain your answer by referring to the text.

Allegory: Animal Farm

An allegory is an artistic work that can be interpreted to reveal an additional, "hidden" (often moral or political) meaning.

The Adventure Genre

A story in the adventure genre is about events that happen outside the course of the protagonist's ordinary life.

My Adventure

Choose an adventure story. Read the book. Write a short persuasive paper that makes the case for why the book belongs in the adventure genre. Use the questions below as a guide.