- Explore modern fantasy and traditional literature with 20 mini-lessons, 20 sample anchor charts, guided practice sheets, and 20 reading prompts. Unit covers five fantasy sub-genres: folktales, fairytales, fables, myths and modern fantasy. The guided practice can be completed via Google Classroom, ma
- Use engaging and authentic texts to teach fantasy sub-genres like folktales, fairytales, fables, myths and modern fantasy. These discussion guides correspond to high-quality, grade-level books and are designed to meet a variety of instructional needs. Each one-page discussion guide includes more dis
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Explore fantasy with 20 mini-lessons, 20 sample anchor charts, guided practice sheets, 21 discussion guides and 20 reading prompts. Unit covers several fantasy sub-genres: folktales, fairytales, fables, myths and modern fantasy. To support distance learning, guided practice can be completed via Google Classroom, making it perfect for distance learning.
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This unit is the third in a series. Students will learn the characteristics of several fantasy sub-genres. See the preview for a full list of lessons. Each lesson plan includes:
- Lesson Objective
- Common Core Standards Addressed
- Short Lesson Script
- Sample Anchor Chart (teacher reference, not large enough for display)
- Suggested mentor text for a corresponding read aloud
Each guided practice activity corresponds to a lesson. To support distance learning, guided practice (brochures) can be completed via Google Classroom, making it perfect for distance learning. Includes:
- Elements of Folktales
- Three Brochures over Folktale Types: Trickster Tales, Porquoi Tales, Tall Tales (not digital)
- Elements of Fairytales
- Three Brochures over Fairytale Types: 3 Bears Stories, Cinderella Stories, Fractured Fairy Tales (not digital)
- Elements of Myths
- Elements of Modern Fantasy
- Graphic Organizer
Daily Reading Focus
For each lesson there is a corresponding reading focus. This prompt asks students to apply the skill to their own independent reading. Display the prompt using the provided powerpoint. Students respond while reading their own books during independent reading time. These prompts can be completed digitally, through Google Classroom.
These discussion guides correspond to grade-level picture books you can find in your library. They are designed to meet a variety of instructional needs—each one-page discussion guide includes more discussion points than can possibly be covered. Pick and choose which questions and “think-alouds” will best fit your students. Each discussion guide includes:
- Book Information: Title, author, grade level (see preview for a list of titles)
- Instructional Goals—highlight the ones that suit your needs.
- Text Introduction
- Think Aloud: A place to stop and model good reading behaviors
- During Reading Discussion Questions
- After Reading Discussion Questions
- Mini-Lesson Ideas: A list of lessons that would go well with the text.
To Use: Highlight your instructional goals. Then highlight the questions and think-alouds that correspond to your goals. Request the book from your library—then you’re good to go!
★★★NOTE: THESE GUIDES DO NOT INCLUDE THE TEXTS THEMSELVES★★★
To support distance learning, this resource now includes a list of links to online read alouds for 15 of these books.
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These mini lessons and read alouds were created to form a cohesive Fantasy Genre Unit. The read alouds, mini-lessons and guided practice come together to create a comprehensive genre unit where students learn about the fantasy genre as well as good reading behaviors.
Do you teach 5th or 6th Grade?
Check out my Fantasy Unit for grades 5-6.
Genre Study Series:
This is the third unit in my Genre Study Series. Each unit builds on the last and infuses your instruction with authentic reading.
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