Don’t Wake the Librarian Sorting Books by Genre Activity

How to teach Genres

UsingDon’t Wake the Librarian Sorting Books by Genre Activity, students will “return” books to the library based on genre type without waking the librarian!

Being aware of different genres helps your students to be informed readers. This activity will help your students learn more about the different types of books they can read.

The object of the game is to return all of your books to their correct genre shelf, without waking the librarian. Spin a die and move that many spaces. If the space is brown, you may return one of your books to its shelf. If the space is red, pick up a red call card. Be careful, don’t make any loud noises or you may wake the librarian! If you wake her, you must return to the first square!The first player to return all of their books to the correct shelf is the winner!

Other resources to use with this Don’t Wake the Librarian Sorting Books by Genre Activity

If you are using this worksheet, your students are probably learning about genres.

Use this Types of Text Worksheet as an additional resource for your students.

Shhh! The librarian has fallen asleep, but you still have books to return! Introduce this activity by reviewing different types of genres. Ask your students to share genre types that they know. If your students are struggling to share, choose different types of books from your library as different hints. Then, students complete activity independently or with a partner. Once finished, have students give book examples of genre types.

Be sure to check out more Genre Worksheets.

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