Language Arts

Fiction Unit

Student Outcomes:

 Students will:

  • Recognize different types and  structures of fiction (fantasy, traditional tales, and  realistic);

  • Identify common story elements and key details in fiction  texts (characters, setting, plot, conflict, resolution);

  • Understand the narrative, chronological structure of fiction (beginning, middle, and end);

  • Understand how to read a dramatic play differently from a narrative fiction text;

  • Retell stories using story structure elements and key details and determine the central message or theme;

  • Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same text;

  • Use personal schema and textual evidence to make predictions and connections;

  • Infer characters’ traits and feelings using personal schema and textual evidence;

  • Understand differences in point of view of characters;

  • Ask questions to clarify thinking and deepen understanding;

  • Use literary language to create mental images or visualize what is taking place in a text;

  • Determine the meaning of nonliteral or figurative language as it is used in a text;

  • Identify the author’s tone and their emotional response to a text.

GETTING READING ON RAZ-KIDS

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The teacher username is ebradley11.

SORTS FOR THE WEEK OF 

Log into Spelling City to practice the vocabulary and spelling activities for your word list.  The groups sorts are listed below. REMEMBER TO LOGIN ONCE YOU ARE THERE. 

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RESEARCH RESOURCES

Use the following websites to research information on your topic. 

If the site needs a username and password it would be:

username: ehsd

password: home

Britannica Online

Culture Grams

Groiler Online

Google for kids

Kiddle

Kidrex

Pebble Go

Kid dictionary

Epic Books

SPELLING WEBSITES

  • Go to Spelling City  to practice this week's spelling words.
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