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This historical fiction genre unit contains 20 mini lessons, 20 corresponding sample anchor charts, 20 corresponding reading prompts (to be used during independent reading), and guided practice sheets. The lessons are designed around a reading workshop framework and use genre (in this case historical fiction) to frame the reading curriculum.
20 Mini Lessons
Each lesson includes a short script, reading prompt and common-core standards. The first eleven lessons teach reading strategies and skills that can be applied to all fiction, and the last nine pertain to historical fiction in particular (see chart in product preview).
20 Sample Anchor Charts
Each lesson is accompanied by a sample anchor chart. Use this to provide students with more information, and to apply knowledge learned in the mini lesson to your most current historical fiction read alouds. (The anchor charts are not full size, I use these to give me ideas for making my own anchor charts on chart paper).
Independent Reading Focus
This is a short prompt that asks students to apply what they have learned during the mini lesson to their own independent reading. Students record their response on their reading bookmark (included) and then share with the class after independent reading time. A powerpoint is included (in both .ppt and .ppx formats) which you can use to display the daily focus onto a smart board or other projector.
The guided practice sheets include some information from the lesson and space for students to apply the information to their own reading. Perfect for independent reading, guided reading and interactive notebooks. See list of extensions in the product preview.
Quick Guide to Genre Study
The product includes a quick guide to genre study. The guide explains how genre can be used to logically frame your reading curriculum over the course of a year. For a more in-depth look at genre study, check out this extensive guide.
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The bundle includes everything in this product along with 16 corresponding read alouds.
Take A Look At the First Unit--Realistic Fiction
These lessons build on the knowledge and information found in my first genre unit over realistic fiction.
Need More Challenging Lessons?
Take a look at my historical fiction unit for grades 5-6.
Next Units in the Series:
This unit, along with the realistic fiction unit, lay a foundations for reading literature at the beginning of the year. The next unit build on concepts covered in the first two:
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