What’s Your Genre Personality Quiz - Secondary


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Remember all those magazine quizzes we took as teens? This reading personality test is styled after those quizzes. Students LOVE this activity! This version is designed to help students in Grades 6-12 identify which reading genres are best for them.

Update June 2021: All readalike bookmarks have been updated with new titles for 2021!

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Click here to see a video demo of this product on YouTube. It’s about 10 minutes long, but I show all parts of the product and talk about how I use it in my library.

Readalike bookmarks have been updated for 2021!

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  • Recommended for: Grades 6-12
  • Lesson Duration: two lessons of 40-45 minutes each
  • Number of pages: 114
  • Technology requirements: computer + projector + screen or wall (to use the PowerPoint), copier, paper, Google Classroom if digital
  • Student supplies: pen or pencil + one piece of paper or printable quiz



  • PowerPoint quiz— 36 PPT slides; The PPT walks students through questions about their own personalities, likes, dislikes, and preferences. Includes scoring directions and all 12 Genre Personality profiles. It’s all ready to go! No prep is needed other than printing the quiz for students to follow along, if desired. Includes full directions for teacher and students.
  • Interactive Google Slides version–36 Google Slides; teachers can edit all quiz answers.
  • Printable quiz–Students can write their answers on the printable as they take the PPT quiz. Includes 3-page quiz and 1-page “My Genre Personality” Reflections sheet. (4-page PDF) + Google Slides version.
  • Google Form for the “My Genre Personality” Reflections Sheet–This is a great way for librarians and teachers to see student results and whether students think they are accurate for their personalities.
  • 24 double-sided readalike bookmarks— One side is the Genre Personality description; the other side is a list of recommended book titles; sorted by age group (middle school and high school + adult). All the bookmarks are fully editable with PowerPoint. PDF is of each is also included. (36 pages, PDF; fully-editable)
  • Full-page Genre Personality Profiles— This is a larger version of the bookmarks, but it also includes color illustrations. All suggested book titles are editable, so you can make the recommendations fit your library. Includes MS and HS + adult Profiles (24 pages, PDF and Google Slides; book titles are editable)
  • Lesson Plan–Detailed, step-by-step instructions for prep, Day 1, Day 2, and after Day 2. Includes digital and face-to-face lesson plans. (9 pages, PDF; not editable)
  • Answer key cards for printable quiz–Four cards per page. These will tell students what their Personalities are based on their answers. (1 page, PDF; not editable)
  • Printable genre personality description cards–These are great to hand out to students, teachers, and parents who want a small copy of their Genre Personality Profile (4 pages, PDF; not editable)

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  • The Questioner
  • The Escapist
  • The Innovator
  • The Realist
  • The Erudite
  • The Thrill-Seeker
  • The Comedian
  • The Amigue
  • The Activist
  • The Artist
  • The Sports Fan
  • The Naturalist

Each genre personality is described on its own slide at the end if the PowerPoint. If you are using the printable quiz, you will need to give students the answer cards so they can determine their genre personality. Multiple genre recommendations are given for each genre personality.


1 review for What’s Your Genre Personality Quiz – Secondary

  1. Sarah Shelp (verified owner)

    My students, ELA teachers and I LOVE this resource!! I’ve used it for a few years now, and appreciate the update. Blending the genres for personalities like ‘The Innovator’ helps students think about genres they might not have considered. The bookmarks are a huge hit, and I love that I can use this for both my 6th graders and 8th graders with equal enthusiasm.

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