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80 resources with the concept historical fiction

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The Sign of the Beaver

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Extend a class reading of the novel The Sign of the Beaver across all subject areas with this literature unit guide. From basic discussion questions and writing prompts, to a research project about tracking animals, this resource offers...
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Cloze Procedure for Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

For Students 7th - 9th
Is your class ready to read Laurie Halse Anderson's Fever 1793? Before they begin this historical novel, have them complete this cloze procedure to determine if it is at the correct reading level. The directions for introducing a cloze...
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After: A Study of Individual Rights

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Use the dystopian novel After by Francine Prose to spark discussion about individual and student rights. Learners read the novel, evaluating how far a school can go to control its attendees. As they read, scholars fill out a chart...
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Genre Lesson: Historical Fiction

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Take a trip through history with a lesson on historical fiction. With instructions for games, reading activities, and literary analysis assignments, this resource would be a great addition to any reading unit with a historical fiction...
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Historical Fiction: Island of the Blue Dolphins

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O'Dell's classic tale of Karana, a young girl stranded on an island off the California coast, is the focus of a 16-slide presentation that includes a list of vocabulary words, guided reading questions,...
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The Corps: Counterattack Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Chronicling the events following America's involvement in WWII, this quiz centers on the historical fiction novel Counterattack from W.E.B. Griffin's The Corps series. Ten multiple-choice questions focus mainly on characters from the story.
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Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities

For Students 11th - 12th
Twenty questions challenge the reader of A Tale of Two Cities. Moving beyond mere reading comprehension, this quiz looks at biographical information and writing style as well as plot structure and action. Use at the end of the novel as a...
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Drawing Conclusions from Historical Fiction

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read historical fiction.  In this drawing conclusions instructional activity, students learn how to draw conclusions from text, specifically historical fiction.  Students read Molly's Pilgrim and complete a graphic organizer...
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Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: The Novel as Historical Source

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine historical fiction as historical sources. In this historical fiction lesson, students analyze excerpts from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice as well as Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman in...
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Writing (and Rewriting!) History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers differentiate between fiction and non-fiction, discuss historical fiction, which combines both genres, choose historical novel from list and read independently, and write original short stories that combine elements of...
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"This is Not a Story to Pass On": Teaching Toni Morrison's Beloved

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders read "Beloved" by Toni Morrison. In groups, they research the life and works of Morrison and read a speech by Sojouner Truth. Using the novel, they discuss the experiences of slaves and the effect of slavery on their...
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I, Juan de Pareja

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine a work of historical fiction based on the life of an actual person who modeled for the painter, Diego Velazquez. Elizabethy Borton de Trevirio's story, "I, Juan de Pareja" provides opportuities for the reader to discover...
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Writing a Historical Fiction Story

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What is historical fiction? After explaining the difference to your learners, it's time to give each learner a try! With your support, encourage them to research, plan, and write their own historical fiction story. Don't forget to have a...
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The Powhatan Indians' English Boy

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders write a historical fiction narrative. In this interdisciplinary lesson, 6th graders read the historical fiction Henry Spelman: The Powhatan Indians' English Boy. Students write a piece from the point of view of the main...
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Puerto Rican Migration Historical Fiction Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners investigate the experience of Puerto Rican immigrants to America. In this immigration instructional activity, students research the challenges that Puerto Rican immigrants faced and then write historical fiction selections that...
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Historical Fiction

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students discover how to identify historical fiction. In this historical fiction lesson, students read the story Meet Addy: An American Girl by Connie Porter. Students listen to the first chapter of the book read aloud. Students list...
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Jason's Gold: Chapter 9

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students collect details from chapter 9 of the book Jason's Gold and connect them back to the author's purpose of the book. In this details lesson plan, students listen to a read aloud where they discuss the details with the teacher as...
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Story Starters For Historical Fiction Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students author their own historical fiction stories. In this writing skills lesson, students use the 10 provided story starters to write fiction stories that incorporate facts from history.
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Historical Fiction- Thanksgiving

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students write a story. In this historical fiction lesson plan, students research how Thanksgiving began. Students write a fictional story where they are a main character of this time period.
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The Adventure Begins: A Historical Fiction

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders create a piece of historical fiction documenting the immigrant experience in New Brunswick, Canada in the 1800s. Using Internet research from a web exhibit, 7th graders synthesize historical facts with their description...
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Red Legs: A Drummer Boy of the Civil War

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners identify and interpret the life of a drummer boy during the Civil War as well as about a reenactment. Students listen to a fictionalized story or a Civil War reenactor and compare ot with the life of the drummer boy the story...
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Lady of the Tomahawk: Your Story to Tell

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students put themselves in the role of a historical person and have to write a short story of dramatic dialogue about an event or person that has NOT been depicted in a work of historical fiction yet. This person is Hannah Dustin. A...
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Planet Book Club: Number the Stars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Planning a novel study of Lois Lowry's Number the Stars? Then look no further. A 16-lesson unit guides students through a reading of this awarding-winning novel. Complete with a synopsis of the novel, analysis of its literary themes,...
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An Immigrant's Story

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Pupils discuss famous examples of historical fiction as a genre and why it is used so often. They create an original piece of historical fiction by developing a character who is an immigrant to the United States. They are assessed based...