Elementary Fiction Teacher Resources

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Thomas Jefferson and Monticello: An Introduction to Writing Historical Fiction

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Thomas Jefferson is one of the most recognized names and faces in America—but is there more to the third president of the United States? Upper elementary and middle schoolers conduct research on Jefferson, his famous home at Monticello,...
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Elementary School Sea Turtle Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Young scientists explore the fascinating life cycle of sea turtles in this elementary science lesson plan. From leathery eggs buried beneath the sand to 600 pound creatures swimming through the oceans, students discuss, read...
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Elements of Fiction

For Teachers K - 4th
Students identify key story elements in a fiction text. In this literacy lesson, students are introduced to the various elements of fiction such as the setting, plot, and theme. Students read a short story of their choice and identify...
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Discovering Language Arts-Intermediate Fiction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore the elements of science fiction. Students investigate the literary elements present in science fiction and write their own science fiction stories.
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Historical Agency in History Book Sets (HBS)

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Study historical events by combining the study of historical fiction and non-fiction. Learners read about true past events in historical fiction novels and then research non-fiction accounts of the same events. What are some differences...
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Real World Connections

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Explore universal themes in literature with a literacy and multicultural awareness lesson. Elementary and middle schoolers make real world connections between themes in books from several cultures. They make inferences and locate text...
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Differences Between Fiction And Non-Fiction in the Library

For Teachers K - 5th
Students examine the differences between fiction and non-fiction books in the library by discussing kangaroos. They distinguish between facts about kangaroos, and using their imaginations and imagining what they would do with pet kangaroos.
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Pourquoi Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Familiarize your literary scholars with the Pourquoi genre as they prepare to write their own tale. Although there isn't much detail here, you can easily tweak and embellish ideas to make them work in your classroom. Learners fold paper...
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Sebastian

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Elementary schoolers explore reading comprehension by reading a book about school attendance. In this story structure lesson, they read the story Sebastian and identify the main character, his dilemma, and the theme of the story. They...
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Learning to Analyze Characters

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students discover writing strategies authors use to enhance characters.  In this character writing activity, students are read the Knuffle Bunny books by Mo Willems and analyze the story, characters and settings as they listen.  Students...
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Learning About Fiction Genres in the Elementary School Library

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Teaching about fiction genres can  be challenging. The lesson here, designed for library media specialists, offers a fun way to do it. In the lesson, learners visit the library and learn about the different types of fiction through book...
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Dinosaurs Before Dark

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young readers travel back to the time of the dinosaurs in this literature unit based on the story Dinosaurs Before Dark. Intended for use with upper-elementary special education students, this resource provides reading comprehension,...
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Plot and Theme

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Explore plot and theme in a reading comprehension exercise. Upper elementary readers work in groups to create a poster depicting the plot and theme of a chapter from their novel study of Jean Merrill's The Pushcart War. Nice use of...
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Historical Fiction- Thanksgiving

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students write a story. In this historical fiction lesson, students research how Thanksgiving began. Students write a fictional story where they are a main character of this time period.
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Historical Figure Picture Book

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Here is a really fun way to teach historical fiction and research at the same time.  The class researches the life of Annie Sullivan and then uses facts from her life to create a historical fiction where they are time travelers going...
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A Fictional History of Place Value

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Your class can explore standard and expanded notation, as well as computation with regrouping. They listen to a make-believe story about cavemen and the origin of numerals and place value. Then apply what they learned about renaming and...
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Guided Reading: Main Idea

For Teachers K - 4th
Readers are presented with a list of three questions and asked to actively listen to a story or article to answer them. They verbally answer the questions to learn the strategy. Next, read a story to them or have them silently read a...
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A Million Fish... Serving Up Exaggeration

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Examine the use of exaggeration in narrative writing. Elementary scholars listen to a read aloud of Patricia McKissack's, A Million Fish... More or Less, before defining the word exaggeration. They record the use of exaggeration in the...
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Collecting and Working with Data

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Add to your collection of math resources with this extensive series of data analysis worksheets. Whether your teaching how to use frequency tables and tally charts to collect and organize data, or introducing young mathematicians to pie...
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Reading Comprehension Exercise

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Looking to increase reading comprehension? Teach this lesson, which is flexible enough to use with either informational texts or with literature. Teams of boys and girls work together to answer a comprehension question after listening to...
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Comparing and Contrasting: Fact vs. Opinion

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary schoolers investigate nonfiction stories by analyzing facts and opinions. They read nonfiction stories about the Lewis and Clark expedition. Pupils utilize a T-chart to list the facts and opinions on opposite sides, and then...
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Fictional Characters

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore fictional characters. In this fictional characters lesson plan, students hear information about a character then ask and answer questions. Students also answer true/false questions about the character and make a mini...
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Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learn about the events that helped shape the United States of America. Elementary schoolers explore the Civil War with six different activities. Each activity has a different focus: literature connections, primary sources, vocabulary,...
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Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh My!

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Research animals and develop a non-fiction presentation. Students will complete research on a particular animal and determine the animal's characteristics as well as habitat before choosing a differentiated project to present using the...