Amy Zuckerman and Jim Daly, illustrated by: John Manders - Dutton, 32 pages.
Those are my favorite time periods to teach about! So I will break down my resources today by time period. I start out obviously by talking about what historical fiction is and how we will be talking about it.
Then I begin with a read aloud mentor text. There are so many to choose from! Choose one that aligns with the time period you study or just one that you and your kiddos will enjoy. Here's a link I found on Pinterest with some examples.
As you read, have the kids jot down on sticky notes or in their reading journals what they notice while you are reading. With younger students, you can do this together after you read the book. Then use their ideas and sort them into things that are real facts about the historical period and which are fictional details the author added to make the story interesting.
You can also create a timeline of events from the story. Once student are familiar with these strategies, they can move on to work in book clubs or independently. Here are some other ideas to use with your students. Copies of all my anchor charts are provided in the handout below. A couple of my friends have great resources to help with teaching Historical Fiction too.
And Jen Bengel has these great grade level aligned resources. Here is a link I found with awesome picture prompts for writing about historical fiction. You can check out the books in more detail by clicking on the links in the widgets below each section.This entire book list may be purchased as a paperback collection in the Teacher Store.
Meg has this great Book Study Unit that you can use with any Historical Fiction book. And Jen Bengel has these great grade level aligned resources. Here is a link I found with awesome picture prompts for writing about historical fiction.
Mr. Fritzsche's Fourth & Fifth Grade Book Projects It's time to put your reading comprehension skills to work. This year, you will be expected to historical fiction, science fiction, biography, mystery, fairy tales, fables, myths, and WRITTEN BOOK REPORT A.
Write the title of the book on the top line and underline it.
Skip a line and. 5th Grade Historical Fiction genre: new releases and popular books, including I Survived the American Revolution, by Lauren Tarshis, Number the Star.
Historical Fiction Story Quilt Postcards We hope that 24 Ready-to-Go Genre Book Reports will help students enjoy both reading and responding to a their final grade will be based on their work throughout the process, not just on. Notable Non-Fiction for 3rd and 4th Grade Haunted Histories: Creepy Castles, Dark Dungeons, So join Virgil and the other ghostly inhabitants for an historical adventure on the dark side.
Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess / George O'Connor () Boom! Pow! Crash! This picture book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous.