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Fantasy Reader's Workshop Unit - Independent Reading

Fantasy Reader's Workshop Unit - Independent Reading
Fantasy Reader's Workshop Unit - Independent Reading
Fantasy Reader's Workshop Unit - Independent Reading
Fantasy Reader's Workshop Unit - Independent Reading
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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This is an outstanding 13 page unit that supports the Fantasy Reader's Workshop Unit. It is an entire unit of reading skills that can be used by any 4th-6th grade student during a course of study on fantasy. The resource begins as a tic-tac-toe menu of 9 unique reading skills that discuss reading skill related to the genre. Skills include:
Nuanced Characters
Major themes
Multiplicity of Problems
Learning Curve
Symbolism
Elements of Fantasy
Archetypes
Plot lines and backstories
Setting of fantasy
External and Internal Conflicts

A list of I CAN... statements that readers should be able to do with their independent reading books

A list of archetypes for student reference

Video explanation (copy/paste link)
http://www.screenr.com/9QR7

The idea is that the teacher models these skills using the class read-aloud and then students practice the skills through book clubs, paired reading text, or independently using their independent reading books. Students can select the best 5 or 6 skills that suit their books. Pages are created for note taking and spaces for students to record their thinking. (Students can simply use the sections to categorize their stick note thinking or write directly into the booklet.) Students would be expected to work through the unit towards the creation of the final project - a presentation of their novel in a movie trailer using iMovie (or your preferred piece of technology). Guidelines for this additional activity are also provided. This is NOT a book report unit. Citing evidence is a key component of CCSS. This units forces students to cite evidence from their stories and go further by interpreting this evidence in preparation for their final class presentations. This is perfect for getting students to truly think 'deeper' about the fantasy genre. Advanced 4th grade readers could easily use this unit too. As the reading skills are generic, they are applicable across the 5th-7th grade age range as the complexity of the novels students use should create natural differentiation. This unit is a must for any study of fantasy or for a fantasy book club unit.

also: just created - a fantasy writing unit
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fantasy-Writing-Unit-Workshop-Model-Complete-Set-of-Structured-Lessons#

If you enjoy this unit, check out my other resources on:
Historical Fiction
Following Characters into Meaning
Advanced Book Clubs

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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On  January 4, 2014,  Kimberly P. said:
I purchased this thinking that I could use it to teach fantasy mini lessons, but there doesn't seem to be any type of lesson or background information, just graphic organizers. Is the expectation that the students will already know what an archetype is? In the description it also mentions a read aloud to use with the lessons, but there aren't any suggestions for what to use. I also purchased the accompanying Fantasy Booklet Guideline for discussion packet. I'm sure the author put a lot of time into these materials, but without actual lessons I'm not sure they were worth my $15.00 since I will need to create background lessons on my own. I wish TPT would let you preview what you are purchasing before purchasing it.
On  January 6, 2014Russell Buxton answered:
TpT does allow for previews. One was attached. There is a video that showcases the entire product. The reference in the write up is for the 'class read aloud'.
Sorry you did not find these as hoped.
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Great resource. Can't wait to use it.
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I love the parts that I can see....pages are blank with only a border,,,,,picture is over the charts...overlapping. I would like a good versionof this or my money back,Please!!!!
On  May 19, 2013Russell Buxton answered:
This product is created in A4 paper sized. Adjust your printer choice from letter sized paper to A4. Otherwise send me your email address and I will email you the product. This has sold dozens of versions, so I do believe it is the paper settings on your printer.
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Great unit Very helpful!
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On  February 4, 2013,  Stephanie S. said:
This looks like a great idea. I'm excited to use it. Would you have a rubric to go with the final project?
On  February 4, 2013Russell Buxton answered:
Send me your email and I will try and send you one tomorrow. Thanks or purchasing. I have 3 other great packages for historical fiction, book clubs, and following characters into meaning. All are in sync with workshop approach.
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On  January 29, 2013,  Buyer said:
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Fantasy Reader's Workshop Unit - Independent Reading
Fantasy Reader's Workshop Unit - Independent Reading
Fantasy Reader's Workshop Unit - Independent Reading
Fantasy Reader's Workshop Unit - Independent Reading