One of my favorite ways to introduce fiction and non-fiction texts is by comparing the two and what makes it even better is doing it while learning about apples. In these pages you will find activities where students have to identify the characteristics of fiction and non-fiction along with great and challenging applications for these fiction and non-fiction apple books:
Apples by Gail Gibbons
A Day at the Apple Orchard by Megan Faulkner and Adam Krawesky
I Am An Apple by Jean Marzollo
Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie by HermanParish
Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Suess
Fancy Nancy Apples Galore! By Jane O’Connor
Here is everything you will find:
What is Fiction? What is Non-Fiction? Cut and paste activity.
KWL about Apples (Know-Want to Know-Learned)
A Day At the Apple Orchard (non-fiction) applications
Fancy Nancy: Apples Galore! Story map and Venn diagram comparing A Day At the Apple Orchard to Fancy Nancy
Ten Apples Up on Top: Class made book-each student write their name and how many apples they would balance on top of their head. Collect the pages and bind to make a class book.
Apples by Gail Gibbons: comprehension assessment and Fact and Opinion statements about apples
Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie: comprehension, questioning after reading, and How to make an apple pie.
I Am An Apple: comprehension questions
Label the season for each apple tree
Apple Festival letter and confirmation letter
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