This Historical Fiction Genre study contains a 15-day Historical Fiction unit, pacing guide, teacher instructions, and all applicable slides needed for your students' reader response journals!
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 notes and instructions found in this packet help you teach your students about the Historical Fiction genre in a simple and fun manner.
This unit of study helps teach 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
*Student Notes on each literary technique/element. This is a great reference tool to assist the students while they work!
*Slide for each literary technique/element presented. These slides present the activities that are to be practiced in the students' reader response journals.
*Rubric for assessing students understanding of the literary elements of Historical Fiction.
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