Graphing Book Genres in Google Slides™ is a digital writing activity that can be adapted for a variety of grade levels. Makes a great activity for Reading Month!
The main slide is entitled Genres of Books Read and contains a book bank of 40 books (this increased from 30 to 40 on August 23rd, 2018) . When a book is read from start to finish, students drag and drop a book from the book bank onto the genre column that represents that book. Books are hyperlinked to take students to a description slide template in which they type in the book title, genre and a description of the book. Each description slide contains a home icon that will take students back to the main graphing slide. Check out the preview to see an example of a completed graph and a description slide. Having students type a description of a book is a great way to check to see if they actually read the book
What is included?
★ Directions Slide
★ Graphing Slide with Book Bank of 40 hyperlinked books and the following categories: biography/autobiography, historical fiction, fable, fairy tale, fiction, mystery, realistic fiction, science fiction, tall tale, nonfiction and other.
★ Graphing Slide with Book Bank of 40 hyperlinked books with editable genre categories (add your own!)
★ 40 Description Template Slides
★ Ways to Adapt This Activity Slide
This resource comes with a editable graph in which you can type in your own genres. It also has a graph with the following categories: biography/autobiography, historical fiction, fable, fairy tale, fiction, mystery, realistic fiction, science fiction, tall tale, nonfiction and other.
Idea 1: Use this together as a class to chart the books you read as read-alouds or in reading group. Project the presentation on your board. After you read a book invite a student to the board or to the computer to move a book from the book bank to the correct genre column on the graph. Have the class dictate a summary as you type on the slide.
Idea 2:Share a copy of this presentation with every student in your class (via Google Classroom™, Google Drive™, LMS, etc.) Check out THIS blog post if you need more clarification on how to share Google items with your students. Have students use this as a digital reading log for a month. *Note: Only 30 books can be graphed.* Once finished, they can launch the presentation in presentation mode and present to the class!
Idea 3: Have students work in small groups on a collaborative presentation (Share a copy of one presentation with each group). They will work together to chart various books the class has read together throughout the year and write a summary about each book. Once finished, they can launch the presentation in presentation mode and present to the class!
This download is for a SINGLE classroom use license. If you wish to use this with multiple classes or share it with teachers in your school, please use the multiple purchase option which will give you 50% off each additional license.
This resource comes as a link in a PDF file. First, make sure you are signed into your Google account. Click on the link and you will be prompted to "Make a Copy". Rename the file to whatever you would like. It will be sent directly to your Drive! Disperse to your students via Google Classroom™, Google Drive™ Shared folder, your Learning Platform, etc..
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