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Reading Genre Personality Quiz for Elementary


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

Yes, all 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. This is Mrs. Readerpants’ students’ favorite fun reading activity!

This 2023 updated 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, copier, paper, Google Classroom if using the digital version

**Click here for the secondary version for 6th grade and up.

This engaging lesson has 114 slides & pages, and includes:

  • 28-slide Digital Reading Genre Personality Quiz / Test Presentation – 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 (not editable)
    • You are able to edit the recommended genres to match what your library calls them (or add/delete recommendations).
    • 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 Reading Genre Quiz / Test – Students follow along with the presentation and write their answers on the printable quiz.
    • Editable in Microsoft PowerPoint, PDF file, or interactive Google Slides
    • Includes 3-page quiz and 1-page “My Genre Personality” Reflections sheet
    • The Reflections Sheet also includes a Google Forms version.
  • Double-sided Read-alike Bookmarks for each of 12 Genre Personalities (36 pages)
    • Each Personality includes book recommendations for early-elementary (Grades K-2) and upper-elementary (Grades 3-6). This quiz is NOT RECOMMENDED for students younger than 3rd grade; however, book recommendations for kindergarten through 2nd grade are included by request.
    • Bookmark Side #1 is the Genre Personality description
    • Bookmark Side #2 is a list of recommended book titles
    • All recommended titles and genres are editable.
    • Genre Personality descriptions are proprietary and are NOT editable.
  • Full-page Genre Personality Profiles (24 pages)
    • Includes K-3 and 3-6 Profiles
    • This is a larger version of the bookmarks, but it also includes color illustrations.
    • All suggested book titles and recommended genres are editable, so you can make the recommendations fit your library.
    • Genre Personality descriptions are proprietary and are NOT editable.
  • Library Lesson Plan and Tips for Use (9 page)
    • NOT editable, PDF file
    • Detailed step-by-step instructions for prep, Day 1, Day 2, and after Day 2.
    • See below for 2018 AASL National School Library Standards for Learners and National Common Core ELA Standards addressed
  • Answer Key Cards (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

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

Multiple Choice Questions include:

  • Right now, you would rather be…
  • You read because…
  • You love movies that…
  • Pick a career…
  • Choose a place…
  • You’d like to meet…
  • Which sounds interesting…
  • Pick a pet…
  • Pick something to wear…
  • You wake up alone on a deserted island. What’s your reaction?
  • Which emoji best represents you?

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.

Terms of Use
© Mrs. ReaderPants – By purchasing this product, you receive a one-user license. Copying or distributing to others is prohibited.  ​See our Site Terms of Use for more information. For teacher-librarians: You may use this product with all of your classes and students.

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Grade Levels

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade


Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Lesson Plan Included?


Teaching Duration

2 class periods

1 review for Reading Genre Personality Quiz for Elementary

  1. Norma Fletcher (verified owner)

    Great Product. I used this with my 6th grade library students. They loved finding out their Genre Personality. Thanks so much.

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