This Historical Fiction Genre study contains a 15-day Historical Fiction unit, pacing guide, teacher instructions, and all applicable reproducibles needed for interactive student notebooks!
The genre study presented here can be integrated into any type of reading program you use! It is perfect for reader’s workshop, small reading groups, reading buddies, and even whole class novels. The teacher instructions and reproducibles found in this packet help your students learn about the Historical Fiction genre in a fun, interactive manner. Students should get their glue sticks and scissors ready!
This Historical Fiction Genre study helps you teach your students the important literary aspects of historical fiction. The unit begins with a book selection survey to help your students pick the right book. The unit then proceeds to teach students the most important elements of Historical Fiction: setting, character, and plot. Lessons included in this packet include:
*Historical Fiction Notes
*Physical Description of Setting
*Compare/Contrast Time Periods
*Characterization #1 ... Physical Descriptions
*Characterization #2 ... Thoughts/Words/Actions/Attitude/Others' Reactions Toward Them
*Authentication of Character
*Sequence of Events
*External v. Internal Conflict
Each lesson listed above includes:
*Pacing guide for the 15-day unit
*Teacher notes on each literary technique/element
*Teacher instructions on how to create the flippable book found on each page
*Student Notes on each literary technique/element. This is a great reference tool to assist the students while they work!
*Reproducible worksheet for each literary technique/element that creates a flippable book in the students' interactive notebooks.
*Rubric for assessing students understanding of the literary elements of Historical Fiction.
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