Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Reading Genre Cards- Hello and a Freebie!

Hello from Thinking of Teaching! My name is Beth and I am the blogger behind Thinking of Teaching. 

Thinking of Teaching

I have taught every grade from Grade 3 to Grade 8, but the majority of my experience is in the upper grades (7 & 8). I taught Grade 3 for the first time this year, LOVED it and can't wait to do it all again....except that I am having a baby this fall, my second, and won't be returning to the classroom for a full year. 

To keep me busy in the meantime I have a 2 year-old daughter and we just moved houses (yes, while pregnant and believe it or not ON the last day of school- Crazy? I know). 

I am super excited to be a part of this collaborative teaching blog organized by the amazing Brenda from Primary Inspired.  To welcome you all to our new blog I have a simple little freebie to offer you, Genre Reading Cards.

After reading The Book Whisperer (and leading a book study) reading genres became a huge focus in my literacy program. I organize my bookshelves by genre, my students choose their books according to genre, we do the 40 Book Challenge each year and numerous other activities. To get my students started on learning about the genres I created these cards to help them understand what the genres are all about. I hope you find them useful too.

Click on the image to go to my TPT store.

And, while you're at it...you can grab this freebie too!


  1. Great genre cards! Thanks for sharing:-)

  2. Thanks so much for the genre cards! They are wonderful! Good luck this fall with the new baby! Enjoy your year off. :)
    First Grade Funtastic

  3. Thanks, Sara! I appreciate your kind words.
    Thinking of Teaching

  4. Thanks for the wonderful genre cards! I am inspired by your 40 book challenge. Good luck with the new baby and the new house!

  5. These genre cards will be perfect to use at the beginning of the year to review! I can even print them off and give each student their own copy as a resource! Thank you.

  6. What a great freebie! Thanks so much! It will be great with my first grade kiddos as we read our program stories and talk about what type of stories they are. Also I see small group work concentrating on genres. :)
    Mrs. Landry's Land of Learning