Fantasy Book Clubs Reader's Workshop Unit

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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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This is an outstanding 15 page unit that supports the Fantasy Reader's Workshop Unit Book Clubs. It is an entire unit of reading skills that can be used by any 4th-6th grade book club group during a course of study on fantasy. The resource contains 10 graphic organizers that guide students through the preparation and discussion sessions for their book club meetings. Skills include:
Nuanced Characters
Major themes
Multiplicity of Problems
Symbolism
Elements of Fantasy
Archetypes
Plot lines and backstories
Setting of fantasy
+ others

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

The idea is that the teacher models these skills using the class read-aloud and then students practice the skills through book clubs. Pages are created for note taking and spaces for students to record their thinking. Students would be expected to work through the unit towards the creation of the final project. 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 fantasy book club reading

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 and Historical Fiction Book Clubs
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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16
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Fantasy Book Clubs Reader's Workshop Unit
Fantasy Book Clubs Reader's Workshop Unit
Fantasy Book Clubs Reader's Workshop Unit
Fantasy Book Clubs Reader's Workshop Unit