PLEASE READ: This library resource contains a zipped file with a secure PDF and an editable Powerpoint. In the Powerpoint, you can type in textboxes to personalize the headings of the Book Genre and Library Look Up pages for your classroom.
Students identify general traits for a specific book genre then compare the list of traits to a class novel or any book you are reading in class. Students then extend the learning by finding a book of the same genre in the library. Students complete a few simple tasks after locating the new book like reading the jacket summary and finding the call number and publisher.
There are extension activities for the Dewey Decimal system and bibliographies.
It is a great activity to use throughout the school year. It can be adapted to any genre or style of book you teach. It also generates free reading book ideas for kids!
This resource includes:
Common Core Standards (4th grade)
Book Genre Compare/Contrast Activity page (6 genres)
Library Look Up Activity pages (12 book styles)
Dewey Decimal Mini Research Activity
Bibliography practice page (2 versions MLA format)
Editable Powerpoint to personalize book genre or library look up handouts
information technology, bibliography, book genres, library skills