Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Genre Posters...Chevron

I have spent the last while looking for genre posters. I couldn't find ones that fit my "theme-ish"
classroom idea so I made my own. I used free chevron backgrounds in blue, green and purple (blue=fiction,
green=nonfictin, purple=poetry) and images of books as the examples. I used Beth Newingham's posters as inspiration, and the dictionary for the definitions of some of the genres.
I also included Author's Purpose on each poster. I then created labels for my books so that kids can easily tell what genre they are reading. All of this is for the "20 BOOK CHALLENGE" that I intend to do with
my third graders this year. Yes, it is based on "The Book Whisperer" by Donalyn Miller-although hers is a 40 book challenge. I am hoping to do 2 twenty book challenges instead of 1 forty book. This way, my kids won't get overwhelmed. I also expect all readers to complete the challenge, as I have books in each genre at all reading levels available to the kids.
I tossed around whether to use the challenge in IR or take home reading. I opted for IR, as it will be easier to monitor and conference with each student.
SO, here are my little creations. Click on the picture to download from Google Drive...
Reading Log

12 Genre Posters

We go back to school in ten anyone else starting to feel a little overwhelmed? Baby steps to the escalator...(which is a quote from a movie I watched but can't remember the title of)...

ps For some reason, the pictures on the reading log uploaded all weird to Google Drive. If you'd like a copy of the Book Challenge emailed to you, let me know in the comments section. 


  1. Both of these resources are awesome. Can't wait to try them out with my class in September! Thanks so much!!

    1. You are very welcome. Let me know if you want me to email you the files as I noticed that the book covers looked a little wonky. I also made a genre graph to go along with this..

  2. Hi! Is there anyway we can have editing rights on the google doc? That way I can make a copy of it and tweak it to my classroom. This is an awesome resource! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Thank you soooooooo much for sharing amazing information. please keep sharing and
    helping teacher in need


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