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Presto Plans
Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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  • Google Apps™
12 Student Slides / 10 Teacher Slides / 1 Video
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  1. These 6 creative digital google book report alternatives can be used with any novel or short story and will engage even your most reluctant students. This bundle includes everything you need to implement five outside-the-box digital / paperless projects that your students will love. This is a Googl
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Use this final digital Google novel or short story project as an alternative to the traditional book report. Students will assume the role of a special agent tasked with interrogating the antagonist of the novel or short story they just read. They will develop a complete file on the villain, create a plan for interrogation/interview, complete a transcript, and examine and analyze the information.

This digital reading project allows students to demonstrate a deep understanding of character. They will develop strong, open-ended, and thought-provoking questions to dig deep into the antagonists motivations use text evidence for support. They will also take on the role of the antagonist and show their voice in the writing.

This is a Google resource and students complete all the work on the computer. This works well with distance learning, 1:1 classrooms, remote teaching, Google Classroom, or online education.

The best part is that your purchase comes with a hand-drawn video, created by the talented John Spencer, that introduces the project to hook students in! Watch the preview video to get a sneak peek of the video included and download the preview to get a closer look at the instructions, student information slides, pre-writing organizers, and editing checklists included! There is absolutely no prep required to implement this digital project!


• Students watch a hand-drawn video that introduces the project of interrogating the antagonist. On their high-level mission, students are encouraged to dig deep and develop strong questions to understand the villain’s actions, words, thoughts, feelings and motivations so they can get to the heart of the matter. This video is highly engaging and will hook your students immediately. Watch the video preview on the product page to get a short sneak peek.

• Use the eye-catching Google Slides presentation to introduce the project in more detail to your class and guide you through each of the tasks.

• Use the instructions, student information slides, pre-writing organizers, and editing checklists to implement the project.


→ Introductory video

→ Instructions

→ Google Slides to guide the project

→ The Antagonist’s Profile graphic organizer

→ Are you asking the right questions? student slide

→ Interview Questions sheet

→ Writing the interview transcript graphic organizer

→ Good copy slides

→ Post-interview reflection

→ Easy-to-use teacher rubric

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The videos and resources in this resource are for single-classroom use and are not to be uploaded to an open website in any format without permission from the creators. Please contact if you require more information.

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12 Student Slides / 10 Teacher Slides / 1 Video
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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