In this genre writing unit, students will learn to write quality Realistic Fiction. The unit is designed to help teachers walk their students through the Realistic Fiction writing process-from brainstorming, to peer conferencing, and editing their papers.
Realistic Fiction is a unique form of narrative text; it is based on a current-day character that allows the readers to make a connection with the characters and conflict alike. This genre writing unit provides students with four diverse activities, each focusing on one story components: conflict, character, setting, and theme. By concentrating on these unique elements, and by reviewing mentor text examples, students are able to find success writing Realistic Fiction.
This unit includes:
*Expository text description of Realistic Fiction (The Background Scoop)
*Teacher instructions for each step of the writing process:
*Importance of each writing step
*Time needed for each writing step
*Suggestions for classroom implementation
*Understanding Conflict: Internal and External
*Issues Facing Teens Today: Brainstorming the Conflict
*A Believable Story: Brainstorming a Story Concept
*Story Map: Brainstorming the Plot
*Character Revisions: Understanding Characterization
*Character Revision: Determining My Character’s Traits
*Setting Revisions: Understanding Sensory Images
*Setting Revisions: Describing My Story’s Setting
*Theme Revisions: Understanding Theme
*Theme Revisions: Developing My Story’s Theme
*Final Grade Rubric
*Answer Keys for worksheets requiring them
This writing unit covers the following Common Core Strands:
*W.6.3a. Establish a context and introduce characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
*W.6.3b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue and description, to develop characters.
*W.6.3d. Use precise words and phrases along with sensory language to convey experiences and events.
*W.6.3e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
*L.6.1 & L.6.2 Demonstrates command of spelling, grammar, and punctuation in writing.
This genre writing unit helps to create quality narrative text. It simplifies the writing process, provides the teacher with helpful activities, and teaches students how to improve their current writing skill.