Elementary Fiction Teacher Resources

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Discovering Language Arts-Intermediate Fiction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore the elements of science fiction. Students investigate the literary elements present in science fiction and write their own science fiction stories.
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Thomas Jefferson and Monticello: An Introduction to Writing Historical Fiction

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
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,...
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Learning About Fiction Genres in the Elementary School Library

For Teachers 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...
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Historical Agency in History Book Sets (HBS)

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
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...
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Historical Figure Picture Book

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Here is a really fun way to teach historical fiction and research at the same time.  The class researches the life of Annie Sullivan and then uses facts from her life to create a historical fiction where they are time travelers going...
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Real World Connections

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Explore universal themes in literature with a literacy and multicultural awareness lesson. Elementary and middle schoolers make real world connections between themes in books from several cultures. They make inferences and locate text...
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Fictional Characters

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore fictional characters. In this fictional characters lesson, students hear information about a character then ask and answer questions. Students also answer true/false questions about the character and make a mini book...
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Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learn about the events that helped shape the United States of America. Elementary schoolers explore the Civil War with six different activities. Each activity has a different focus: literature connections, primary sources, vocabulary,...
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Historical Fiction- Thanksgiving

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students write a story. In this historical fiction activity, students research how Thanksgiving began. Students write a fictional story where they are a main character of this time period.
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Understanding Realistic Fiction

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars write a story. For this genres lesson, students learn the meaning of realistic fiction and write a short story in that genre.
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Elements of Fiction

For Teachers K - 4th
Students identify key story elements in a fiction text. In this literacy lesson, students are introduced to the various elements of fiction such as the setting, plot, and theme. Students read a short story of their choice and identify...
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Pourquoi Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Familiarize your literary scholars with the Pourquoi genre as they prepare to write their own tale. Although there isn't much detail here, you can easily tweak and embellish ideas to make them work in your classroom. Learners fold paper...
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Quilt Squares-Literature Reporting

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Differentiate instruction with this crafty approach to demonstrating comprehension. Learners choose a fictional book at their reading level, and afterward create a quilt square. The square is "decorated" with words, illustrations, and...
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Sebastian

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Elementary schoolers explore reading comprehension by reading a book about school attendance. In this story structure lesson plan, they read the story Sebastian and identify the main character, his dilemma, and the theme of the story....
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Dinosaurs Before Dark

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young readers travel back to the time of the dinosaurs in this literature unit based on the story Dinosaurs Before Dark. Intended for use with upper-elementary special education students, this resource provides reading comprehension,...
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Who IS Sherlock Holmes?

For Students 7th - 12th
Who wears a Inverness cape, a dear-stalker hat, and smokes a calabash pipe? Why, it's elementary. It's Sherlock Homes, of course. But are these clues drawn from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories or from adaptations? Trace the evolution of...
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Plot and Theme

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Explore plot and theme in a reading comprehension exercise. Upper elementary readers work in groups to create a poster depicting the plot and theme of a chapter from their novel study of Jean Merrill's The Pushcart War. Nice use of...
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A Fictional History of Place Value

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Your class can explore standard and expanded notation, as well as computation with regrouping. They listen to a make-believe story about cavemen and the origin of numerals and place value. Then apply what they learned about renaming and...
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Differences Between Fiction And Non-Fiction in the Library

For Teachers K - 5th
Students examine the differences between fiction and non-fiction books in the library by discussing kangaroos. They distinguish between facts about kangaroos, and using their imaginations and imagining what they would do with pet kangaroos.
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Understanding Science Fiction

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders learn about the genre of science fiction. For this science fiction lesson, 4th graders learn about the characteristics of science fiction as a genre. They write an original piece of science fiction.
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Guided Reading: Main Idea

For Teachers K - 4th
Readers are presented with a list of three questions and asked to actively listen to a story or article to answer them. They verbally answer the questions to learn the strategy. Next, read a story to them or have them silently read a...
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Collecting and Working with Data

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Add to your collection of math resources with this extensive series of data analysis worksheets. Whether your teaching how to use frequency tables and tally charts to collect and organize data, or introducing young mathematicians to pie...
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Welcome To Your Library

For Teachers K - 2nd
As an overview of the positive things the library has to offer, this would be a helpful presentation. However, it does not provide much information. This presentation could be augmented by adding details about the Dewey Decimal system or...
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Reading Comprehension Exercise

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Looking to increase reading comprehension? Teach this lesson, which is flexible enough to use with either informational texts or with literature. Teams of boys and girls work together to answer a comprehension question after listening to...