Historical Fiction Book Talk Template


Want to go back in time? This historical fiction genre book talk template is perfect for online library lessons! It includes editable Google™ Slides and PowerPoint templates, plus a zero-prep historical fiction book talk for middle school.


Needed to use this product:

  • PowerPoint OR Google Classroom

Recommended grade levels:

Grades 5-8. The included sample booktalk is best for Grades 5-8, 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 will work outside the middle school setting.

Your students will learn:

  • key characteristics of the historical fiction genre
  • the importance of authenticity and research to historical fiction
  • list of 12 popular subgenres of science fiction
  • 7 historical fiction books in your library (template and sample booktalk included–features titles that are common in middle school libraries)

There are four ways to use this product:

  1. Edit the blank PowerPoint template to create your own book talk.
  2. If you teach middle school, use the included sample to book talk 7 popular science fiction titles. It’s all done for you!
  3. Print the slides to create gorgeous historical fiction-themed posters (8.5″ X 11″).
  4. Use the Google™ Slides version to allow students to create and share their own book talks.

The Historical Fiction Genre Book Talk Template includes:

  • PowerPoint template with text box suggestions (22 slides; all text editable)
  • Book talk sample for middle school (22 slides; all text and book covers are editable)
  • Google™ Slides version of the book talk and the template (22 slides each; all text editable)
  • Basic directions for using Google™ Slides (3 pages)
  • Tips and ideas on four ways to use the presentations–also includes Google Drive force-copy link (1 page)
  • Lesson Plan (2 pages)

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