The Fairfax County Public School System in Virginia has new PLANNING and PACING guides for the 2017 - 2018 school year. These FANTASY WRITING lessons are aligned with the fifth unit in writing titled, "Fantasy Short Stories". I have developed my writing lesson power point presentations using the NEW planning and pacing guide for 5th grade and Virginia ELA SOLs, but I think the lesson could be adapted for 4th and 6th grades. As with all of my power point presentations, these lessons are aligned with CCSS (Common Core State Standards for ELA), too.
This lesson helps students choose their own seed ideas while considering topics, theme, character motives, the quest, and the plot within the fantasy genre and includes learning targets, an objective, graphic organizers, and accountable talk stems for students to use when engaged in THINK~PAIR~SHARE and TURN~AND~TALK. In addition, it includes a list of topics and scaffolded steps to help students determine theme.
This lesson focuses on choosing a seed idea. The presentation is for one teacher and his/her students.
Lesson aligned with and inspired by:
* FCPS ELA Planning and Pacing Guide – 5th Grade; Unit 5
* Virginia Standards of Learning
Communication 5.1, Writing 5.7, and Writing 5.8
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