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Genre study - Realistic Fiction
Second graders listen to realistic fiction and analyze it for the parts that are realistic. In this realistic fiction lesson, 2nd graders listen to realistic fiction and complete a graphic organizer to show the realistic parts of the book.
2nd Language Arts 12 Views 27 Downloads
Characteristics of Fiction
Fifth graders explore the genre of fiction. In this language arts lesson, 5th graders discuss the characteristics of realistic fiction. Students sort selected books by genre and determine which are realistic fiction. Students record their observations of the books.
5th Language Arts 12 Views 28 Downloads
Learners are introduced to the definition of a hero. As a class, they compare and contrast the difference between non-fictional and fictional hereos they have read about. They read a story, create a story map of one of the heroes and present the material to the class in a PowerPoint presentation.
2nd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Reading Comprehension: Fiction and Nonfiction
This resource is made up of a series of reading passages with accompanying questions. On the first page, learners read the definitions of both fiction and non-fiction. They examine four short selections before writing either fiction or nonfiction on the lines beneath them.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 67 Views 2339 Downloads
Introducing the Essay: Twain, Douglass, and American Non-Fiction
Students analyze American essayists Mark Twain and Frederick Douglass in an introduction to American literary non-fiction writing. In this essay history lesson, students identify methods for writing essays. Students read and analyze Twain and Douglass's writing styles and evaluate the use of persuasive appeals.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 23 Views 60 Downloads
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 28 Views 99 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Do your sixth graders like science fiction? Learn to identify elements of the science fiction genre with a literature instructional activity. They read from Only You Can Save Mankind and identify the objects, words, and characters from the scenarios.
6th Language Arts 23 Views 61 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 46 Views 137 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 32 Views 90 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
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 52 Views 290 Downloads
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 71 Views 215 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lesson 2: Fiction
What makes a book fiction or nonfiction? Kindergartners discover ways to find out if a book is real or made up. They examine a fictional picture book as a group and decide what clues help them decide. There is an independent worksheet included with this lesson.
K Language Arts 7 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lesson 1: Classifying Texts as Fiction or Nonfiction
First graders characterize fiction and non-fiction books, they discover the characteristics of each type of book and compare two books (one fiction & one nonfiction) about the same subject. They make a list that describes what makes one book real and one make-believe.
1st Language Arts 18 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 5 Views 115 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable