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Island of the Blue Dolphins Historical Fiction Novel Unit-- love the link provided to an article about the actual girl on which O'Dell based the novel ($)
Historical Fiction Reading & Writing Unit Grade 5: 40 Detailed Lessons with CCSS
Units available for grades 3, 4, 5, and 6. This is a 98 page resource for teaching one month of reading and writing historical fiction lessons. There are 40 lessons in all with every one tied to grade 5 CCSS. There are also several additional printable resources, including: 20 suggested read-alouds, detailed lesson descriptions, class chart examples for each lesson, reading & writing conference observation forms, reading log sheet, book talk form, and a record of writing form.
Are you looking for a way to help your fourth, fifth or sixth graders read with purpose and accountability during Independent Reading time? Reading exit slips will do just that. This set of Reading Exit Slips is focused on the genre of Historical Fiction and will keep your readers thinking deeply about setting, time periods, key details, story elements, theme, character change, history, and self assessment. #wildaboutfifthgrade $
Island of the Blue Dolphins Historical Fiction Novel Unit-- Students identify survival skills Karana utilizes throughout the story and how Karana’s feelings about living on the island alone change. Also compare the story to real accounts of the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island. ($)
Partner Plays: Historical Fiction -set of 5 scripts for 4th & 5th grade readers
Historical Fiction books provide some excellent choices for Literature Circles. You can read a recommendation for Riding Freedom and learn about other Historical Fiction books perfect for Literature Circles here at Teaching Resources.