Lessons for Historical Fiction

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  • Jinga All the Way - … of fact and fiction to create the story. You may want to extend the discussion to other works of historical fiction that students … 5,000 years of African art and its historical and cultural context. For Students Fiction Hippolyta and the Curse of the amazons … by Patricia McKissack. (Scholastic, 2000) The Royal Diaries series. A fictionalized diary of factual events in Nzingha's 13th year. Ten …
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  • The Long Way Home - … Overview he Long Way Home Pat Harder, WVPT Topic: Writing Historical Fiction. The United States of America is unique in that most … map transparency marker one piece of chart paper black marker historical fiction rubric state writing rubric Parameters and rubrics for scoring student … are finished. In addition, the historical fiction rubric will be used. Social Studies Assessment: Accuracy of the historical data contained in the piece …
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  • Don't Miss The Boat - … the world. 4. The skills of historical analysis include the ability to: explain the significance of historical evidence; weigh the importance, reliability … and legends, songs, plays and media productions, fantasies, historical fiction, biographies, autobiographies, works of fiction and nonfiction). * Students will know the defining characteristics … and genres ( e.g., fairy tales, folktales, fiction, nonfiction, myths, poems, fables, fantasies, historical fiction, biographies, autobiographies). 2. Students will speaking and writing …
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  • Midnight Magic Discussion Guide - … completed, discuss which aspect - mystery/detective story, ghost story, or historical fiction-made the story most enjoyable to you. Elements of mystery … stormy night setting: a castle with hidden passageways Elements of historical fiction medieval customs and beliefs medieval justice Avi offers a varied … variety of genres ranging from humor to fantasy, from historical fiction to contemporary fiction. He has won Newbery Honors for The True Confessions …
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  • Beyond the Burning Time Discussion Guide - … contains historical references, create a time line of the events and the locations of the action. Have students read another fictional or nonfictional account of this historical period. For example, for older readers, Beyond … teaching when her first novel was published. She likes writing historical fiction, although history as a school subject usually bored her because …
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  • Spelldown - … thesaurus English 4.4: The student will read fiction and nonfiction, including biographies and historical fiction. Explain the author's purpose Describe how … 's purpose Compare the use of fact and fantasy in historical fiction with other forms of literature Explain how knowledge of the … student will develop historical analysis skills including Distinguishing fact from fiction by comparing documented sources on historical figures and events with fictionalized characters and …
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  • Learning About the Civil rights Movement Through Photographs - … . (1996). White socks only. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman. (A fictional story told by an African American Grandmother to her granddaughter … ). Remember: The journey to school integration. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. (A fictional account of the dialogue and emotions of students who lived … Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. (The text is historical fiction and is based on the author?s experiences of growing …
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  • Talking About a Revolution - … of 1979, research the events of that period and write historical fiction based on photographs of Iran, then and now. (Click here … use what they've learned to write a piece of historical fiction to accompany the photograph of their choice. Remind students to … what they have learned to write a short piece of historical fiction inspired by one of the images they've looked at … Learning in Aurora, Colorado. Crises Around the World, Current Events, Fiction, Global Conflicts, Global History, Language Arts, Power and Authority, Reader …
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  • Press Conference for Bud, Not Buddy - … have read. Part of the discussion should also revolve around historical fiction and how the story is part of that genre. 2 … or characters. 2. Discuss the genre of historical fiction (i.e., a story that is fiction but based on true events) and what that means for Bud, Not Buddy. Why is this novel an example of historical fiction … to create charts that list the historical aspects of the story in one column, and the fictional aspects in the second column …
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  • Analyze Characters in Relationship to Setting - … : Readers the setting is very important in a text. Especially historical fiction. The setting greatly influences they way characters act and relate … understanding of the historical times and what the text says. Independent Practice Allow students to read a variety of historical fiction pieces. Have … extremely important to think about the setting, especially when reading historical fiction. The setting greatly influences the characters behavior and the authors …
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