Elementary Realistic Fiction Teacher Resources
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Historical Agency in History Book Sets (HBS)
5th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Thomas Jefferson and Monticello: An Introduction to Writing Historical Fiction
3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Thomas Jefferson is one of the most recognized names and faces in America—but is there more to the third president of the United States? Upper elementary and middle schoolers conduct research on Jefferson, his famous home at Monticello,...
Learning About Fiction Genres in the Elementary School Library
3rd - 5th
Teaching about fiction genres can be challenging. The lesson here, designed for library media specialists, offers a fun way to do it. In the lesson, learners visit the library and learn about the different types of fiction through book...
Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island
K - 6th CCSS: Designed
Family and friendship are two very important themes of the historical fiction novel The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. From video clips and writing prompts to reader's theater and family interviews, this resource provides...
Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
A Second Visit To Old Sturbridge Village-The Story Tour
4th - 8th
Students conduct research on 1830s families and early New England culture. They conduct research on the Old Sturbridge Village website, participate in an online chat with a costumed interpreter, and continue to develop possible plots to...
A Lesson Before Dying: Culture and History
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Readers learn about sharecropping in the South in a unit about Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying. Focusing on the period after Civil War Reconstruction but before the Civil Rights Movement, a set of handouts help to establish the...