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Genre Lesson: Realistic Fiction
As scholars begin identifying stories as realistic fiction, its important they see many examples to solidify their concepts of this genre. Readers begin with a personal connection, thinking of television shows they like and determining which ones are realistic fiction.
4th - 6th Language Arts 76 Views 151 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Purposes of Reading Fiction and Nonfiction
How does the purpose of a fiction book differ from the purpose on a non-fiction text? Model for your young readers a scenario in which each kind of book might be useful or fun to read and show examples of each genre. A list of suggested fiction and non-fiction books on the same topic is included as is an independent practice worsksheet.
1st Language Arts 45 Views 95 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Historical Agency in History Book Sets (HBS)
Study historical events by combining the study of historical fiction and non-fiction. Learners read about true past events in historical fiction novels and then research non-fiction accounts of the same events. What are some differences they find?
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 90 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Genre Lesson: Historical Fiction
Take a trip through history with a lesson on historical fiction. With instructions for games, reading activities, and literary analysis assignments, this resource would be a great addition to any reading unit with a historical fiction novel.
4th - 6th Language Arts 95 Views 225 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Genre Lesson: Science Fiction
Sixth graders explore the components of science fiction. In this science/literacy lesson, 6th graders define and record definitions of the term on the board. Students are presented with the task of identifying a text as science fiction using the terms used to describe one.
6th Language Arts 36 Views 102 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Do your sixth graders like science fiction? Learn to identify elements of the science fiction genre with a literature lesson. They read from Only You Can Save Mankind and identify the objects, words, and characters from the scenarios.
6th Language Arts 27 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Core Analysis Frame: Fiction
Dig into any piece of fiction with a series of analysis questions. There are two levels of questions provided: basic and in-depth. The basic questions can be copied double-sided onto a single piece of paper, while the in-depth questions take up two pages per topic.
6th - 8th Language Arts 36 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Genre and Originality
Investigate the beginnings of the detective fiction genre through a discussion and writing assignment related to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Purloined Letter." Class members converse about the elements of the story and then compose brief essays about the impact of Dupin's motivation in the story.
9th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fiction and Nonfiction
Your emerging readers know not to judge a book by its cover, but they can categorize these titles into either fiction or nonfiction. There are four book covers pictured here, and scholars record the titles under the corresponding text type.
K - 1st Language Arts 19 Views 68 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Investigating Animals Through Non-Fiction Text
Conduct a shared reading activity with a non-fiction animal book. Young researchers identify the various text features in informational texts, complete a graphic organizer to compare and contrast text feature purposes, and finally choose their own animal to research as a follow-up activity.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 68 Views 301 Downloads
Daughters Come of Age in Women's Fiction
Introduce your young readers to fiction written by women authors. For each story, they explore the way these daughters discover and claim their own identities. Individually, class members use the literature to examine their role in their own families.
7th - 10th Language Arts 8 Views 115 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
American Historical Fiction Journal
Eleventh graders research how cultural change, technological advances, and social customs of the 20th century are depicted in American literature. Based on this research, they write an original work of American historical fiction.
11th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Detective Fiction: Focus On Critical Thinking
Turn your 6th graders into detectives while growing their love of reading. Using critical thinking skills, they will be able to describe the five basic elements of detective fiction, read detective novels, make predictions, use the scientific method, and write their own detective story.
6th Language Arts 45 Views 110 Downloads
Mixed Bags: Fiction and Nonfiction
The second in a series of three lessons from Scholastic comparing and contrasting fiction and nonfiction, this activity requires learners to read, write, and compare two books independently. After briefly reviewing the features of nonfiction, each pair of pupils receives a book bag containing one fiction and one nonfiction book.
K - 1st Language Arts 15 Views 57 Downloads
Comparing and Contrasting Fiction and Nonfiction
The last instructional activity in a series of three lessons, this plan is designed to have young readers further explore fiction and nonfiction books. They will compare and contrast the characteristics of each genre using a Venn Diagram to organize the information they gathered from an activity in a pervious instructional activity.
K - 1st Language Arts 28 Views 212 Downloads
Timeline of Historical Fiction
Students create a historical fiction timeline. They review the literature through the perspective of history (writing prompts provided). Students create a book cover illustration to appear with the book review in the appropriate spot on the time line.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 72 Downloads
Historical Fiction: A Wealth of Interpretations
Historical fiction becomes a platform for exploring different perspectives. The class makes predictions based on illustrations, completes Venn diagrams to compare and contrast differing points of view, and to think about how characters change.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 10 Views 149 Downloads
Writing Fiction Based on Real Science - NYTimes.com
Refuse to alienate your scientific-minded students during your creative writing unit. Learners explore how literary writing can reflect observable fact, and be based in actual science. The links include examples of fiction and non-fiction writing, a fun YouTube video on the basic elements of story, and an essay on how fictional literature can be based in factual science.
6th - 12th Language Arts 62 Views 94 Downloads
Animal Fact or Fiction?
Read and discuss the article "Welcome to Cicadaville (Enter at Your Own Risk)" to gain a better understanding around the confusion regarding cicadas and locust swarms. In groups your young analysts research statements about animals to determine fact from fiction.
6th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 72 Downloads