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HISTORICAL FICTION

 

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Definition: Historical fiction is fiction that is based on historical events or people.  Although some facts may be true, most of the story is fictionalized.

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Posters and Signs 

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Elements of Historical Fiction Poster (PDF)

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Historical Fiction (PDF) -- found at Troy School District: Team Newingham

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Historical Fiction Poster (PDF) 

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Submitted by Dawn Sladky, Media Paraprofessional

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Lessons and Activities Here at Kim's Korner for Teacher Talk

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Baseball Saved Us -- a picture book historical fiction lesson plan I created

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Sites with Historical Fiction Stories and/or Lessons and Activities

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Historical Fiction Bookmark (PDF) -- found at Read*Write*Think

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Information Gathering and Organizing for Historical Fiction (PDF) -- found at Jefferson County Public Schools: Center for Environmental Education

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What is Historical Fiction? -- found at Vision: A Resource for Writers

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Why and How I Teach with Historical Fiction -- found at Scholastic

Historical Fiction Picture Books

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Picture books work very well for introducing genre to or reviewing a genre with students, even older students.  They also work well for mini-lessons.  Above you will find a picture book lesson to try.  If you don't have access to the book, try altering the lesson to a book on the list below to which you do have access.

bulletBindleman's Midway
bulletby Karen Ackerman
bulletPeacebound Trains
bulletby Haemi Balgassi
bulletPeppe the Lamplighter
bulletby Elisa Bartone
bulletOne Small Blue Bead
bulletby Byrd Baylor
bulletSweet Dried Apples
bulletby Rosemary Breckler
bulletCheyenne Again
bulletby Eve Bunting
bulletDandelions
bulletby Eve Bunting
bulletHow Many Days to America
bulletby Eve Bunting
bulletSo Far from the Sea
bulletby Eve Bunting
bulletTrain to Somewhere
bulletby Eve Bunting
bulletYankee Doodle
bulletby Gary Chalk
bulletBonjour, Mr. Satie
bulletby Tomi dePaola
bulletPapa's Latkes
bulletby Michelle Edwards
bulletOx-Cart Man
bulletby Donald Hall
bulletSami and the Times of Trouble
bulletby Florence Parry Heide
bulletWhen Jessie Came Across the Sea
bulletby Amy Hest
bulletStar of Fear, Star of Hope
bulletby Jo Hoestlandt
bulletThe Unbreakable Code
bulletby Sara Hoagland Hunter
bulletGrandfather's Dream
bulletby Holly Keller
bulletShe's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head!
bulletby Katherine Lasky
bulletAn Ellis Island Christmas
bulletby Maxinne Rhea Leighton
bulletBeautiful Warrior
bulletby Arthur Levine
bulletWatch the Stars Come Out
bulletby Riki Levinson
bulletPotato: A Tale from the Great Depression
bulletby Kate Lied
bulletBallot Box Battle
bulletby Emily Arnold McCully
bulletThree Names
bulletby Patricia MacLachan
bulletThe Year of the Ranch
bulletby Alice McLerran
bulletDancing with the Indians
bulletby Angela Shelf Medearis
bulletThe Great Pumpkin Switch
bulletby Megan McDonald
bulletUncle Jed's Barbershop
bulletby Margaree King Mitchell
bulletBaseball Saved Us
bulletby Ken Mochizuki
bulletBeisbol Nos Salvo/Baseball Saved Us
bulletby Ken Mochizuki
bulletPink and Say 
bulletby Patricia Polacco
bulletPink y Say/Pink and Say
bulletby Patricia Polacco
bulletAngels in the Dust
bulletby Margot Theis Raven
bulletWhen I Was Young in the Mountains
bulletby Cynthia Rylant
bulletHome to Medicine Mountain
bulletby Chiori Santiago
bulletRagtime Tumpie
bulletby Alan Schroeder
bulletGrandpa Was a Cowboy 
bulletby Silky Sullivan
bulletDakota Dugout
bulletby Ann Turner
bulletDust for Dinner
bulletby Ann Turner
bulletKatie's Trunk
bulletby Ann Turner
bulletThe Bracelet
bulletby Yoshiko Uchida
bulletGoing West
bulletby Jean Van Leeuwen
bulletStreets of Gold
bulletby Rosemary Wells
bulletWaiting for the Evening Star
bulletby Rosemary Wells
bulletFreedom Summer
bulletby Deborah Wiles
bulletWorking Cotton
bulletby Sherley Williams
bulletFollow the Drinking Gourd
bulletby Jeanette Winter
bulletMemory Coat
bulletby Elvira Woodruff
bulletEncounter
bulletby Jane Yolen
bulletEncuentro/Encounter
bulletby Jane Yolen

 

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