Genre Activity | Choose Your Own Genre Game


This PowerPoint genre activity is perfect for classrooms and libraries! In singles or pairs, students click buttons at the bottom of each slide to navigate the game. Slides include descriptions of five fiction genres and middle grade books to represent each.

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Needed to play this Genre Game:

  • PowerPoint
  • student computers
  • This game is designed for students to play independently or in pairs–you will need to load the game on student computer desktops. Please do not put the game on any shared networks or websites.

This Choose Your Own Genre Activity includes:

  • 71 slides (mostly not editable)
  • Directions for teacher or librarian
  • Student directions are included on Slide 1

This game will teach your students the following genre-related terms:

  • Mystery genre: detective, amateur, professional, different kinds of mystery genre crime
  • Fantasy genre: protagonist, antagonist, hero, world-building, plot twist, trilogy, spin-off, series
  • Historical fiction: authenticity, importance of research in historical fiction
  • Science fiction: near-future, distant future, setting, speculative fiction
  • Realistic fiction: problem fiction
  • Other terms that appear throughout: character, setting, fiction, nonfiction, genre

What’s editable?

  • To protect the design and artwork of this game, most of slides are not editable.
  • For each genre, I have added 6-7 middle grade book covers that represent the genre. I have chosen popular, well-reviewed titles that will appear in many middle school libraries. The book covers are editable. You are able to change the covers to match titles in your library.

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