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How Fantasy Reflects our World

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
History inspires fantasy. That idea forms the basis of an informational video about the genre. Through the video, viewers learn about different subgenres of fantasy and discover its key characteristics. The video discusses many popular...
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Fantasy / Art Maps

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders analyze a fantasy art map by Jeremy Anderson, paying careful attention to the way the topographic features of the land are represented. They create a similar map of Sacramento that includes topographical features as well as...
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Realism and Fantasy

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders listen to the story, Bruno the Baker, where some parts seem real and some seem fake. They must identify the parts of the story as realism or fantasy. An interesting way to teach young readers these two concepts.
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Fantasy vs. Realism

For Teachers 5th
What is real? What is fantasy? Fifth graders travel through the wardrobe to visit Narnia and use a T-Chart to record fantastic and realistic elements in C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. They then adopt a character, draw...
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A Fantasy Story: Spooky!

For Students K - 1st Standards
This creepy fantasy story needs an ending! Learners use a spooky voice to read a short story ending at an ellipsis...what was in the dark, dark box? They illustrate what they think could have been in there and write a title for the...
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Create Your Own Fantasy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young writers get an opportunity to create their own characters, world, and fantasy as part of a study of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. After reviewing the tropes of the genre, they let their imaginations carry them away to a land of...
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The Gingerbread Man: Reality vs. Fantasy

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this realism and fantasy worksheet, students examine 2 pairs of pictures and identify the pictures that show something that could actually happen. Students also respond to 3 short answer questions.
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Fantasy

For Teachers 3rd Standards
How do you know the book you are reading is a fantasy? Explore the characteristics of the fantasy genre as you read the story Zathura with your class. Together you'll create a class chart that identifies the fantasy genre while building...
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"Fantasy Creature Prints"

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here is a really neat art activity that can be used for any grade and connected to literature, classics, or other writing activities. The class creates a fantasy creature, then they outline it by gluing yarn around the edges, they paint...
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The End

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Kids love to write fantastic and suspenseful stories, but they can sometimes get out of hand and confusing. To clear up all the clutter, they read a wonderful fictitious white-knuckle story and use it as a model for their own tales of...
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Understanding Fantasy

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore fantasy as a genre. After working in small groups to identify literary elements in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, class members share their work and then use the presentations to help them prepare to write...
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Fantasy

For Teachers 7th Standards
Can fantasy fiction and transitions in writing go together? Familiarize young writers with some basic fantasy fiction archetypes, and use the examples provided that explain how to begin their story, introduce the setting, and how to...
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Larger Than Life

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the Spanish artist Francisco de Goya and his use of fantasy and allegory in his artwork. After reading either classic or contemporary fantasy stories, they discuss how Goya might have illustrated the stories. Students...
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A Fantasy Story: Baby Bear's Space Journey

For Students K - 1st Standards
Give this literacy worksheet to your beginning readers to help them draw out key details and retell in their own words. They read a short fantasy story about a bear in space which includes dialogue, onomatopoeia, and a simple story line....
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What is a Make Believe Story?

For Teachers K - 1st
Explore the concept of make believe stories. In this genres of literature lesson, students discover the difference between realistic fiction and fantasy. They are asked questions during and after the reading of a book to ensure the...
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Creating a Fantasy World

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create the basis for a fantasy story. They discuss what makes a story "fantasy" and identify which stories include something that could not happen in the real world. They determine what these fantasy stories have in common.
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Fantasy crossword

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this crossword worksheet, learners fill in a crossword where all the clues have to do with images of fantasy stories. Students fill in the crossword for 52 clues.
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Making a Fantasy Line

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Pupils distinguish events that occur in the fantasy and real world by drawing a fantasy line.
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Fantasies and Myths

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine different types of literature, specifically myths and fantasy. They listen to "The Giving Tree", identify in which genre of literature it belongs, and view several myths on a website. At end of lesson, 4th...
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Realism and Fantasy

For Students 3rd
In this realism and fantasy worksheet, 3rd graders read a story and answer 5 multiple choice questions about if certain parts of the story are realistic or fantasy.
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Realism and Fantasy

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this realism and fantasy practice worksheet, students examine 9 pictures and identify them as realistic or fantasy. Students also draw a fantasy picture.
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Journey Through Wonderland: Real or Fantasy

For Teachers 1st
First graders recognize the difference between fact and fiction, real and fantasy. After listening to Rip Van Winkle, retold by Lara Bergen and a version of Jack and the Beanstalk, 1st graders demonstrates their understanding of fiction...
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Exploring Science Fiction and Fantasy

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students view the videos from the Spellbinder series. They focus on analyzing and thinking critically. Students explore the distinguishing features and conventions of the science fiction and fantasy genres and narrative structure and...
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Reality vs. Fantasy

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
In this reality and fantasy worksheet, learners label sentences as either being reality and fantasy, and then complete a Venn Diagram for a dragon and a dinosaur. Students label 10 sentences.

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