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Writing: Realistic Fiction Discuss this eTheme.

Learn about realistic fiction, a genre of writing that has situations that could occur in real life. These sites include lists of books that fit into this category and a list of realistic fiction authors. There are also writing prompts to help students write their own realistic fiction stories. Includes links to eThemes Resources on various realistic fiction books.

Grades

  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6

Links

This realistic fiction activity includes a list of professional resources, realistic fiction books,and possible teaching points. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (forum, message board, etc.).
This site includes links to various realistic fiction resources; including: elements of realistic fiction posters, realistic fiction organizational chart; and a list of realist fiction picture books.
This article explores the reasons for using and teaching contemporary realistic fiction in your curriculum. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (forum, message board, etc.).
Graphic organizer for looking at the characteristics of realistic fiction.
This video explores realistic fiction, by speaking with Jacqueline Woodson, a popular author of young adult realistic fiction, mixed with clips from one of her books.(Total Running Time: 3:36)
This site describes this genre and offers a list of realistic fiction books for three different reading levels.
This site includes prompts to help students write their own realistic fiction story. Find out how you can involve parents in the process. There are also two assessment sheets. Click on "Fall Writing Ideas" for the prompts.
Read reviews of realistic fiction books for fourth- through sixth-grade students. You can add your own review or post comments.
These sites have information about author Judy Blume and activities to go along with several of her books including: "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing," "The Pain and the Great One," and the "Fudge" series.
These sites provide suggested questions and activities for the book "The Kid in the Red Jacket." Also includes sites on the related themes of friendship and adjusting to a new community.
These sites include book reveiws and some suggested activities to go along with the book. There is also information about bullying, characterization, sequencing, and problem solving. Includes interactive quizzes and games.
These sites have information on the book's background and author. Also includes maps of West Virginia and the culture of the Appalachians.

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