Fantasy Genre Study Unit BUNDLE: 20 Lessons, 21 Read Alouds, 17 Extensions

Fantasy Genre Study Unit BUNDLE: 20 Lessons, 21 Read Alouds, 17 Extensions
Fantasy Genre Study Unit BUNDLE: 20 Lessons, 21 Read Alouds, 17 Extensions
Fantasy Genre Study Unit BUNDLE: 20 Lessons, 21 Read Alouds, 17 Extensions
Fantasy Genre Study Unit BUNDLE: 20 Lessons, 21 Read Alouds, 17 Extensions
Fantasy Genre Study Unit BUNDLE: 20 Lessons, 21 Read Alouds, 17 Extensions
Fantasy Genre Study Unit BUNDLE: 20 Lessons, 21 Read Alouds, 17 Extensions
Fantasy Genre Study Unit BUNDLE: 20 Lessons, 21 Read Alouds, 17 Extensions
Fantasy Genre Study Unit BUNDLE: 20 Lessons, 21 Read Alouds, 17 Extensions
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  1. This Fantasy Genre Unit includes 20 mini lessons, 20 reading prompts and 17 extension activities. The lessons are designed around a reading workshop framework and use genre (in this case fantasy) to frame the reading curriculum. This is a comprehensive look at fantasy. It includes five sub-genres: f
  2. This product includes 21 read alouds over quality texts geared toward third and fourth grades. These read alouds were designed to correspond to 20 mini lessons that make up my Fantasy Genre Unit (BUNDLE), but can be used without the lessons as well. ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
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This Fantasy Genre Unit includes 20 mini lessons, 20 reading prompts, 17 extension activities, and 21 read alouds. The lessons are designed around a reading workshop framework and use genre (in this case fantasy) to frame the reading curriculum. This is a comprehensive look at fantasy. It includes five sub-genres: folktales, fairy tales, fables, myths, and modern fantasy.

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Download my FREE GENRE STUDY PERUSING GUIDE for a closer look at this resource and the Genre Study Series as a whole!

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20 Mini Lessons

Each lesson includes a short script, reading prompt and common-core standards. The lessons guide students into a deep understanding of folktales, fairy tales, fables, myths, modern fantasy and fantasy as a whole.

Two formats:

  • Lesson Cards--On the front you will find a short lesson script, a reading prompt and the common-core standards addressed. On the back you will find a sample anchor chart along with suggested read alouds. The cards can be printed front to back and easily stored in a whole-group or small-group area.
  • Extended Lesson Plan--This is a full-size lesson plan that includes everything found on the lesson card as well as ideas for guided practice.

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 fantasy 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.

Guided Practice

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 a full list of extensions in the product preview. Includes:

Folktales

  • Analyzing Folktales (students describe and analyze elements of a folktale)
  • Folktale-Type Brochure: Trickster Tales
  • Folktale-Type Brochure: Tall Tales
  • Folktale-Type Brochure: Pourquoi Tales

Fairy Tales

  • Analyzing Fairy Tales (students describe and analyze elements of a fairy tale)
  • Fairy Tale-Type Brochure: Cinderella Stories
  • Fairy Tale-Type Brochure: 3 Bears Stories
  • Fairy Tale-Type Brochure: Fractured Fairy Tales

Fables

  • Analyzing Fables (students describe and analyze elements of a fable)

Myths

  • Analyzing Myths (students describe and analyze elements of a myths)

Genre-Analysis

  • Comparing/Contrasting Traditional Literature: A Triple Venn Diagram
  • Fiction Family Tree (students record class definitions of each genre)
  • Fantasy Family Tree Branch (space for definitions of teach fantasy sub-genre)

20 Short Read Alouds

Each read aloud sheet contains more information than can be covered in a single read aloud. Simply highlight your instructional goals and the corresponding discussion questions--it's that easy! The read alouds cover 5 sub-genres of fantasy: folktales, fairy tales, fables, myths, and modern fantasy. View the preview (above) to see a list of individual titles.

Each read aloud sheet contains the following:

  • Book Information: title, author, reading level, duration
  • Instructional Goals: These align naturally with the book's format, themes and content. Each discussion question is labeled with a corresponding common core standard.
  • Connections to Larger Units of Study: This section outlines how the focus of the read aloud connects to larger reading principles.
  • Book Introduction: A short introduction to the book.
  • "During Reading" Discussion Questions
  • Modeling/Think Aloud
  • After Reading Discussion Questions
  • Mini Lesson Ideas: A short list of mini lessons that would pair well with the read aloud. The bolded mini lesson can be found in the corresponding Fantasy Mini Lessons.

1 Extended Read Aloud

Also included is chapter-by-chapter discussion questions over an example of modern fantasy, Mr. Popper's Penguins. This can be read slowly throughout the unit. Two corresponding graphic organizers are also included for this reading.

Quick Guide to Genre Study

This 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.

Save Money & Purchase as a BUNDLE!

This bundle includes the 21 read alouds, 20 mini lessons, 20 sample anchor charts, 20 reading prompts, and guided practice sheets.

Take A Look At the First Two Units--Realistic Fiction & Historical Fiction

These lessons build on the knowledge and information found in my first genre units over realistic fiction.

Do these lessons look too easy?

Preview my Fantasy Unit for Grades 5-6.

The Full Fiction Genre Study Series:

The fiction segment of this series includes three units. Non-fiction units are forthcoming.

Realistic Fiction Genre Unit (grades 3-4)

Realistic Fiction Genre Unit (grades 5-6)

Historical Fiction Genre Unit (grades 3-4)

Historical Fiction Genre Unit (grades 5-6)

Fantasy Genre Unit: Traditional Literature & Modern Fantasy (grades 3-4)

Fantasy Genre Unit: Traditional Literature & Modern Fantasy (grades 5-6)

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Looking for other reading resources?

Reading Workshop Guide & Toolkit

33 Mini-Lessons: Reading Skills & Strategies

FREE Guide to Reading Conferences

Realistic Fiction Genre Unit for Grades 3-4

Realistic Fiction Genre Unit for Grades 5-6

Summary Analysis Bundle

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