I used a PowerPoint I created to introduce genres. Then I explained what realistic fiction is and showed a few examples of realistic fiction books.
To wrap up, students completed an activity about realistic fiction books and checked their answers using Aurasma.
You can download the PowerPoints and activity sheets I used for this lesson HERE. Included in this free download are 2 PowerPoints, a 2nd-3rd grade version and a 4th-5th grade version and 2 versions of the activity sheets (2nd/3rd and 4th/5th) to go along with the PowerPoints. You can have students check their work with the final slide in each PowerPoint or use the Aurasma app to scan pictures of the book covers presented in each PowerPoint. Copies of the book covers are included in the download.
IMPORTANT: In order to use the Aurasma app to check the answers, you must first follow my channel. To do that you must either click on THIS link using your MOBILE DEVICE or type in http://bit.ly/MESMCAC on your MOBILE DEVICE that has the Aurama app already downloaded.
This activity goes great with my 19 Genres Bookmarks product which includes bookmarks with definitions of 19 different genres,
my Genre Posters Pack which includes posters for 19 different genres,
...get it all in my Genre Mega Pack which includes both the posters and bookmarks, plus "secret symbols" to hide in books that match the genre you are studying.
Hope you enjoy!