Middle-Grade Novels in Verse

My middle school students absolutely love novels in verse, so I’ve been purchasing as many as I can get my hands on this past year. I found, though, that some of the lesser-known titles weren’t getting much circulation, and I know that is in part because they are not otherwise marked or shelved as novels in verse within their genre sections.

I used Genially to create this interactive, Netflix-y style graphic to let my students know what novels in verse we have available in our collection. Each book cover is linked to the record in our Destiny catalog. I’m excited to share this one out because I’m sure it will get some of these less frequently checked out books in the hands of my students!

(I know this is annoying, but if you visit my library catalog page first, then the links in the Genially below will work. Otherwise, you’ll get errors.)

Thanks to my dear friend Nancy Jo Lambert for the inspiration! When I learned about Genially from her at ISTE and saw her Bookflix creation, I knew I would fall in love with this design tool!

5 thoughts on “Middle-Grade Novels in Verse

  1. Hi Tiffany,
    I love the Netflix-y style graphic and can see how that would really appeal to the kids. I would love to use this in my classroom ~ perhaps to showcase a Literacy Circle unit or promote the classroom library. I would also like to see some more novels in verse in our own library, so I wanted to check out some of your choices. When I click on the book, however, it says the system has encountered an error. Wondering if I am doing something wrong?

  2. Hi Tiffany,

    I would LOVE to create something like this for my middle school students as well. Can you tell me what template you used to create this?

    Thanks so much!

  3. Hi Tiffany,
    The Netflix style graphic is amazing, and I can easily see how that appeal to kids. My students never want to go walk around the library to pick a book for silent reading, so this would be a great way to introduce them to new texts they wouldn’t have gone for. I’m glad I stumbled across your blog today!

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