Read Ahead AI Top 10 Reading Presentations – 2021

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It’s the end of an amazing school year, and what better way to celebrate than with a bit of friendly competition? We’re counting down our 10 most popular reading presentations from this past school year. So, we looked at the data and compared the numbers, and the results are in. Check out our most popular reading presentations below, and tweet us which presentations were the most popular in your classrooms!

#10 – The Faith Cure Man

One of Paul Laurence Dunbar’s many depictions of Black American life in the early 1900s, “The Faith Cure Man” tells the story of a poor mother and her efforts to cure her sick daughter. A great pick to start off our list.

#9 – Frankenstein

Mary Shelley’s sci-fi classic, Frankenstein, comes in at number nine on our list. With how prevalent this novel is, we can’t say that we’re too shocked 

#8 – Halloween

No tricks here! Our number eight spot belongs to our presentation on Halloween. It teaches all about the traditions, creation and celebration of everyone’s favorite spooky holiday 🎃

#7 – The Plea for Eight Hours

Terence Vincent Powderly was an Irish-American labor union leader who, in this paper, advocated for the right to an eight-hour workday. It comes in at only number seven on our list, but we believe that standing up for what is right is of paramount importance.

#6 – The Fall of the House of Usher

If there had to be any of Edgar Allen Poe’s chilling works to end up on our list, we’re glad it’s this one. After all, who doesn’t love a good creepy manor 🏚️

#5 – Hank Hill

Hank Hill is the protagonist of the long-running, Texas-based cartoon show, King of the Hill. Hank, a humble salesman of propane and propane accessories, is a caricature of a middle-class, suburban dad. He marks the halfway point of our list.

#4 – President Clinton’s Remarks in Kigali on the Rwandan Genocide

This excerpt is from a CommonLit mini unit on genocide. The speech in this presentation was given by President Bill Clinton to the Rwandan government about the eradication of genocide in their country. It comes in just outside of the top three on our list.

#3 – George W. Harkins to the American People

In the early 1800s, Native American peoples were forced by the U.S. government to leave their ancestral lands in a march toward the West known now as the “Trail of Tears.” One such group of people was the Choctaw tribe, and before departing their land, their leader, George W. Harkins, wrote a message to the American people expressing his views on the removal.

#2 – Propaganda: Battling for the Mind

Our number two spot belongs to Shelby Ostergaard’s informational text, “Propaganda: Battling for the Mind.” In it, Ostergaard explains how propaganda influences people’s beliefs and actions and gives several historical examples of it.

#1 – The Joker

The number one most popular reading presentation this year is all about Batman’s greatest enemy, the Joker. This informational text on Gotham’s Clown Prince of Crime was almost twice as popular as our second place winner.

And as always, if you’re looking for any reading content for your students this summer, check out our presentation library.

We’ll see you next school year!

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