English-Language Arts


Genre Characteristics

FANTASY: contains elements that are not realistic

  • talking animals
  • magical powers
  • often set in a medieval universe
  • possibly involving mythical beings

HISTORICAL FICTION:

  • stories centered around the basis of a partially historical situation
  • a novel set in a historical period

MYSTERY: a novel involving:

  • strangeness
  • solving a puzzling event or situation
  • something unknown
  • solving a crime
  • centered around a person who investigates wrongdoing o centered around a person or persons employed to obtain
  • secret information

REALISTIC FICTION: 

  • stories that take place in modern times
  • characters are involved in events that could happen
SCIENCE FICTION:
  • stories that often tell about science and technology of the future
  • involving partially true fictions laws or theories of science
  • Settings: in the future, in space, on a different world, in a different universe or dimension 


Vocabulary Strategies


Cause and Effect

Summarizing a Story


Setting and Character Analysis with Demeter and Persephone

Drawing Conclusions with Mrs. LaRue- click HERE



Main Idea Practice- BrainPop

Sequencing Games- click here

Literature Groups- example of a book trailer

Video: Great Chicago Fire 1871 http://safeshare.tv/w/BiccZOzZex
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