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Fantasy Genre Book Talk Lesson


Grade Levels:
4th Grade through 8th Grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1-2 class periods

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This fantasy genre book talk template is perfect for upper elementary and middle school library lessons!

All text in the PowerPoint presentation is editable, plus it includes an editable Google Slides version for students to make and share their own book talks.

The included sample booktalk is best for Grades 5-7, but the blank template and Google Slides template can be used with any grade. All text in the sample book talk is editable, and some books may work outside the middle school setting.

This lesson has 26 slides & pages, and includes:

  • Fantasy Genre Book Talk Presentation
    • PowerPoint template with text box suggestions (18 slides; all text editable), and
    • Google Slides version of the template (18 slides; all text editable)
  • Book Talk Sample for upper elementary or middle school (18 slides; all text and book covers are editable)
  • Librarians Teach Exclusive! Lesson Plan for 4th, 5th, and 6th Grades in Microsoft Word .docx file format (4 pages), including:
    • 2018 AASL National School Library Standards for Learners, and
    • National Common Core ELA Standards.
    • Lesson plan can be adapted for other grades by adding or replacing the appropriate standards.
  • Directions for using Google Slides (3 pages)
  • Tips and Ideas on four (4) ways to use the presentations (1 page)
    • Edit the blank PowerPoint template to create your own book talk.
    • Print the slides to create gorgeous fantasy-themed posters (8.5″ x 11″).
    • Use the Google Slides version to allow students to create and share their own book talks.
    • If you teach middle school, use the included sample to book talk fantasy fiction titles. It’s all done for you!

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text. 

  • Inquire – C.4.
  • Collaborate – B.1.
  • Explore – A.1.
  • Engage – B.1. – B.2. – C.2. – D.1.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.10.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.6. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.6.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.6.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.10.

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Grade Levels

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade


Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Lesson Plan Included?

Yes, with AASL Standards

Teaching Duration

1 class period


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