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13 reviewed resources for modern fantasy books

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

For Teachers K - 2nd
The classic book, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs lesson, is used to help readers compare and contrast the weather in Chewandswallow to their own town. Students write their own fantasy weather story. This lesson is intended to be an...
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Reading Bingo

For Teachers 6th - 7th
In this reading bingo worksheet, learners play bingo through identifying which books are folk literature, historical fiction, modern fantasy, sports, biography, and other forms of literature.
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Original Fairytale

For Teachers 8th - 12th
To conclude a study of fairy tales, writers are invited to concoct their own fractured fairy tale, modernize a classic, or create their own with a moral for the modern world.
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Other Worlds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the variety of 'other worlds' in fiction and their uses in reflecting our own. They explore the role of myth and legend as the basis for modern story telling. Book extracts are provide for classroom use.
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Guide your class on an adventure 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with this Hampton-Brown outline. It provides educators with a guide to increase reading comprehension, critical thinking, literary analysis, and reading strategies. This...
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"Spelldown" by Becky Mushko

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners read Spelldown, by Becky Mushko and consider how it portrays the Appalachian community. They define and discuss vocabulary presented in the story and write a comparison/contrast paper analyzing two of the story's characters. The...
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Literature Genres

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Generate interest in genre by presenting a PowerPoint about different genres in literature. For each genre, there is a definition and several examples. Some examples are from popular or modern films. Ask pupils to take notes or...
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Look to your Dreams

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore the life and Surrealist art of Salvador Dalí identify and discuss imaginative, impossible or unexpected elements in Surrealist artworks.
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Go For The Gold!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read fiction and nonfiction works for comprehension. Using the internet, 3rd graders participate in a WebQuest. They compare and contrast the Olympics in ancient Greece to the modern day Olympics. Afterwards, students...
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Look to Your Dreams

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students research the life of surrealist artist Salvador Dali and create their own "surreal" art in the form of a collage, based upon their dreams or fantasies.
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Cast of Characters Lesson Plan: Comparing Artists

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students choose an artist, examine a painting, read a statement of the artist and their biography. They research the artist using the World Wide Web, books, encyclopedias, art, prints or magazines. They write an essay using their notes.
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A Different Kind of Rock Star: Part 2

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine our society's fascination with Mars.  In this journalism lesson students read an article that outlines the various ways Mars has captured our imagination and are given topics for discussion and a chart to complete.
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One Ring to Rule Them All

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students continue to read Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. In groups, they analyze the different metaphysical aspects of the ring and discuss the characters use of power in the story. As a class, they examine Frodo's reasoning for wanting...