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TOPIC: Reading and writing realistic fiction GRADE: 3rd Things to Consider: Drawing on prior knowledge based on fiction

n Character Development: intrinsic and extrinsic Developing setting Developing plot Sequence of events Paragraphs and essay structure Students will understand: Writers form ideas about realistic fiction from personal experiences It is developed differently than fiction That realistic fiction could potentially occur; more related to their lives Writers choose their own topics for realistic fiction Writers revise and edit their work How to use figurative language in their writing Writers use interesting vocabulary, dialogue, descriptive words Engaging the audience (readers) Students will: Read realistic fiction books o Read aloud books o Chapter books Expand upon given prompts o Students will create their own prompts for practice Use their personal experiences to choose a realistic fiction story idea Brainstorm Create a story map Incorporate figurative language Use interesting vocabulary, dialogue, and descriptive words Participate in editing workshops (peer and individual) Resources used to complete the unit: Dictionary Thesaurus Writing Journal Picture prompts Realistic fiction books (chapter books, short stories) Assessment: Successfully reads a realistic fiction chapter book with a small group and fills out reading chart Connections, predications, and questions with post-its throughout the book

Writers Checklist self and peer evaluations Writes a realistic fiction story that includes o Proper sequence of events o Attention to details o All elements from the story map