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Reading Genre Personality Quiz for Elementary


Grade Levels:
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, and 6th Grade

Most of the instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
2-3 class periods

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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 3rd through 6th grades identify which reading genres are best for them. Multiple genre recommendations are given for each genre personality.

Technology Requirements: computer, projector and screen or wall (to use the PowerPoint/Google Slides), copier, paper, Google Classroom if using for distance learning or online instruction

**Looking for the secondary version for 6th grade and up?  Click this link.

This 78-page lesson is editable in Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint, and it includes:

  • 36-slide PowerPoint and Google Slides Quiz (36 slides) – Walks students through questions about their own personalities, likes, dislikes, and preferences
    • All quiz answers are editable in Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides.
    • Includes scoring directions and all 12 Genre Personality profiles
    • No prep is needed other than printing the quiz for students to follow along, if desired.
    • Includes full directions for teacher and students
    • The Google Slides version is interactive.
  • Printable Quiz (4 pages)
    • Editable PDF file
    • Students can write their answers on the printable as they take the quiz.
    • Includes 3-page quiz and 1-page “My Genre Personality” Reflections sheet
    • The Reflections Sheet also includes a Google Forms version.
  • Two (2) Double-sided Read-alike Bookmarks for each of 12 Genre Personalities (36 pages) – 
    • All the bookmarks are editable with Microsoft PowerPoint. The PDF file of each is also included.
    • One side is the Genre Personality description, and the other side is a list of recommended book titles, sorted by age group (early elementary and upper-elementary).
  • Full-page Genre Personality Profiles (24 pages)
    • 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 K-3 and 3-6 Profiles
  • Answer Key Cards for Printable Quiz (1 page)
    • NOT editable, PDF file, four (4) cards per page
    • These will tell students what their Personalities are based on their answers.
  • Printable Genre Personality Description Cards (4 pages)
    • NOT editable, PDF file
    • These are great to hand out to students and parents who want a small copy of their Genre Personality Profile
  • Lesson Plan (9 pages)
    • NOT editable, PDF file
    • Detailed, step-by-step instructions for prep, Day 1, Day 2, etc.
    • Includes digital and face-to-face lesson plans
    • See below for 2018 AASL National School Library Standards for Learners and National Common Core ELA Standards addressed

The 12 Genre Personalities are:

  • The Questioner
  • The Escapist
  • The Innovator
  • The Realist
  • The Erudite
  • The Thrill-Seeker
  • The Comedian
  • The Bestie
  • The Hero
  • The Artist
  • The Sports Fan
  • The Naturalist

Each genre personality is described on its own slide at the end of the PowerPoint/Google Slides. If you are using the printable quiz, you will need to give students the answer cards so they can determine their genre personality.

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text. 

  • Explore – A.1. – C.1.
  • Engage – A.1. – D.1.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards – 
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.4.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.10.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.10.

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