First, students discussed characteristics of the different genres based on anchor charts like this one used with third graders examining realistic fiction:
Working in partner groups at tables, students then scanned QR codes to watch book trailers. All of the books shown are part of the library collection--which has made for some really long holds lists as students work through the activity!
|Third graders started with realistic fiction.|
|Fourth graders started with fantasy.|
|Fifth graders started with science fiction.|
The activity included a writing piece that asked students to record two books that seemed interesting to them after watching the trailers. Students will reuse the handout as they work through another genre in a following lesson.
Check out the students at work: