Picture Book Evaluation Project- Printable Edition

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5th - 12th
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Picture books can be excellent tools for analyzing author’s craft, author's purpose, figurative language, parts of speech, and story elements. This project covers all of these topics while also engaging students in the joy of reading picture books! 

This picture book evaluation project begins with a word sort review, followed by analysis, and evaluation of the different aspects of picture books. Students will show what they know in small group presentations, as well as, in a whole class book trailer presentation. 

This project can be used with either nonfiction or fiction books. It requires higher-order analysis, synthesis of concepts learned, and the final project encourages creative thinking. I suggest using this assignment at least twice a year so that you can see how your students’ understanding of author’s craft, parts of speech, text features, and figurative language has grown from the beginning to the end of the year!

This product includes:

  • A guide for teachers: Contains step by step instructions for conducting the 7-10 day unit
  • Student Handouts: Notice and Note Picture Book Evaluation Worksheets & Student Project Instructions (Black & white version included for easy printing- see my digital resource if you would prefer to have your students use Google Drive to complete this project!)
  • Word Sort Activity
  • Detailed rubric for easy grading

Additional Resources:

Follow me on Instagram for picture book recommendations that can be used with this product and check out my blog for picture book lists.

Thank you and happy teaching!

Mrs. J

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Total Pages
13 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.


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