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Genre Lesson: Realistic Fiction

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
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...
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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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Guided Reading with David's Drawings by Cathryn Falwell

For Teachers 1st
First graders participate in a guided reading lesson. In this guided reading lesson, 1st graders read David's Drawings by Cathryn Falwell, which is a realistic fiction book on the DRA:16 level. They determine the author's message, and...
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Predicting Events in Realistic Fiction

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How do you make a prediction? Practice active reading comprehension strategies, like making predictions, with your readers. Learners make predictions during the independent reading of Dogs Don't Tell Jokes by Louis Sacher. They observe...
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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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Editing Dialogue

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Start by studying the five sentences provided here. There are specific questions to ask regarding each sentence. Then youngsters edit their realistic fiction stories to make sure their dialogue use accurate. With this resource, commas,...
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Realistic Fiction

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Explore the characteristics of realistic fiction by reading and then analyzing the book, Allie’s Basketball Dream by Barbara E. Barber. Using the I do, we do, you do model, learners practice identifying realistic fiction based on how...
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What Do You See at the Pond?

For Teachers K - 2nd
With What Do You See at the Pond?, young readers explore pond life and practice reading strategies. Learners first make predictions and then read the simple story independently. After a second read-through with a partner, kids come...
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Publishing

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create a final draft of an original realistic fiction story. In this language arts instructional activity, 5th graders discuss what should be in place in order for a piece of writing to be published. Students share their...
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Plotting Stories

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders learn how to use a story mountain.  In this realistic fiction lesson, 5th graders plot the important parts of stories on a story mountain.  Students place events leading up to the story's climax at the base of the mountain,...
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Genre Lesson: Realistic Fiction

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore the elements of realistic fiction. In this genre study lesson plan, students discuss connections they have to characters in their favorite show or movie. Students hunt for realistic fiction elements in a text and...
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Character and Relationship Changes

For Teachers 5th Standards
Fifth graders examine how characters and relationships can change in a text. In this realistic fiction activity, 5th graders identify changes in the characters and relationships while reading The Great Gilly Hopkins. Students record...
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Writing: Realistic Fiction

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine websites about realistic fiction. These sites include lists of books that fit into this category and a list of realistic fiction authors. There are also writing prompts to help students write their own realistic fiction...
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Realistic Fiction

For Teachers 5th Standards
How do you that you are reading a realistic fiction story? Help your pupils discover the answer to this question by providing a series of situations for them to relate to and analyze. The lesson is meant as a build-up to Bridge to...
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Theme Matters

For Teachers 5th Standards
Fifth graders read to find the purpose of a piece of writing. They explore the theme of Bridge to Terabithia through events in the story. Furthermore, they consider how they would find a theme and examine a new text for its theme.
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Lesson 4: Theme Matters

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
This useful approach to determining themes based on specific details from a book is aimed at readers of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee. It could also easily be adapted for use with other books or readings. The class identifies recurring...
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Characteristics of Fiction

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the genre of fiction. In this language arts lesson, 5th graders discuss the characteristics of realistic fiction. Students sort selected books by genre and determine which are realistic fiction. Students record...
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Intermediate Guided Reading Lesson Plan

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students read Knots on a Counting Rope, by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault. In this guided reading lesson plan, students evaluate the characteristics of a realistic fiction piece. They are asked comprehension questions during and...
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Real Life Stories

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders generate stories.  In this realistic fiction lesson, 5th graders learn how to use everyday events to create a story.  Students share with each other possible ideas and chart their responses.  Once students have their ideas...
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A Turkey for Thanksgiving - Lesson #2

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate realistic fiction, holiday celebrations, making tally charts. In this multi-disciplinary activity, 2nd graders listen to a story about Thanksgiving and one about the Chinese New Year to develop an understanding...
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Imagine Stories We Wished Existed in the World

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create realistic fiction. In this writing lesson plan students brainstorm ideas for stories they desire to read but do not exist yet. Students use their ideas to write a story of their own.
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Editing For Run On Sentences

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
After completing a writing assignment of sorts (you decide the assignment's topic and focus), bring your learners together to discuss run-on sentences. After looking at five examples as a whole group, writers return to their desks to...
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Sahara Special

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read the book Sahara Special and participate in comprehension activities. In this realistic fiction instructional activity, 3rd graders create a brochure for where they live. Students have personal bags, a brown paper bag,...
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Bridge to Terabithia: Predicting Events in Realistic Fiction

For Teachers 5th Standards
What happens next? Young readers examine the details in a passage from Bridge to Terabithia and use these specifics to craft predictions about what will happen next to Jesse and Leslie in Paterson's fantasy.  

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