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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 38 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 77 Views 152 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
Small Group Discussion Questions
Support a class reading of the novel Song of the Trees by Mildred D. Taylor with this series of discussion questions. Covering a variety of topics from character and setting to historical accuracy and symbolism, these questions challenge young readers to think critically about the story.
3rd - 7th Language Arts 16 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Genre Lesson: Historical Fiction
Take a trip through history with a lesson plan 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 97 Views 225 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Genre Lesson: Science Fiction
Sixth graders explore the components of science fiction. In this science/literacy instructional activity, 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 37 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 29 Views 68 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
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 46 Views 96 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 9 Views 115 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review In the Time of the Butterflies: Culture and History
Continue your study of In the Time of the Butterflies with this second lesson in a series of ten. Pupils participate in an exploration of the setting Julia Alvarez creates, a discussion about truth and fiction and their reading from the night before, and a writing assignment based on how the novel begins and how the characters are described.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download 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
Using a Title to Determine the Main Idea
Use the title of a book to determine the main idea. Readers will view the cover of The Wedding and predict what the story will be about. Graphic organizers help chart important information and build new vocabulary. Other stories are used for guided and independent practice.
K - 1st Language Arts 115 Views 161 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review In the Time of the Butterflies: Biography
Start off your study of In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez with background knowledge and biographical information. Class members begin a reader's journal with an entry based on the included audio guide. They then read and discuss several essays about the author and the setting.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
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 lesson plan 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 lesson plan.
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 19 Views 73 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
Literary Analysis: Fiction
A four-page packet of worksheets on reading comprehension is here for you. In them, young readers listen to a story called "The Perfect Snack." Then, they answer the 16 questions about the story in this packet. May be a bit tough for kindergartners without adult supervision, but these questions should help a teacher determine how much their learners are understanding.
K Language Arts 21 Views 39 Downloads