By the end of this lesson, I will be able to share the characteristics I use to identify Historical Fiction with a partner.
By the end of this lesson, I will be able to tell my partner which elements of a text I can compare and contrast.
By the end of the Unit, I will be able to compare and contrast two texts of different genres.
In this lesson, students will study and be able to recognize the characteristics of a Historical Fiction text. They will be able to read a text and tell if the text has the characteristics of Historical Fiction or not. Students will need to use prior knowledge to identify an expository non-fiction text. They will also become familiar with the different elements of a text that we can use to compare and contrast that text with another text. Within the lesson, students will read two texts, "Storm Warriors" and "Pea Island's Forgotten Heroes," that have different genres, but cover the same topic. They will then be able to compare and contrast the two texts by responding to questions.
Comparing and Contrasting Different Genres
Storm Warriors and Pea Island's Forgotten Heroes
How are the events that occurred on Pea Island in the two stories similar?
What character traits about the crewman are mentioned in both stories?
Compare the theme of the two stories.
What are the major differences between the two stories?