Unit: Realistic Fiction Writing

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Unit Description

This fifteen lesson unit guides students through the writing process (generating ideas, drafting, editing, revising, publishing). They will be expected to create realistic characters and plot a story using a story mountain. This unit culminates with each student publishing a realistic fiction story.

Lessons

Characteristics of Fiction

Students will be able to notice characteristics of realistic fiction stories. They will also list events, characters, and places in these stories that could exist in the world.

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Imagine Stories we wished existed in the world Resources: 1

Students will be able to generate ideas for realistic fiction stories by imagining stories they wish existed in the world.

2,989
Writing from Problems Resources: 1

Students will generate ideas for realistic fiction stories by thinking about problems in their lives.

2,349
Real Life stories Resources: 1

Students will be able to generate realistic fiction story ideas by thinking about small moments in their own lives.

2,405
Internal Characteristics of Characters Resources: 2

Students will be able to describe their characters internally using a graphic organizer.

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External Characteristics of Characters Resources: 1

Students will be able to describe their main character using external character traits.

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Plotting Stories Resources: 1

Students will be able to plot their realistic fiction story ideas using a story mountain.

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Writing Long

Students will be able to use a story mountain to write long about each part of the plot.

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Adding Dialogue

Students will be able to add dialogue to scenes in their realistic fiction stories.

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Show not Tell

Students will be able to show how a character is thinking or feeling through character actions and dialogue.

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Writing with our Senses Resources: 1

Students will be able to add descriptive details to their writing using their five senses.

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Editing Dialogue Resources: 1

Students will be able to edit their realistic fiction stories for incorrect dialogue use.

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Editing for Run On Sentences Resources: 1

Students will correct run on sentences in their realistic fiction stories.

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Editing for Common and Proper Nouns Resources: 1

Students will be able to differentiate between common and proper nouns. They will edit their realistic fiction writing to capitalize proper nouns.

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Publishing Resources: 2

Students will be able to publish final drafts of realistic fiction stories. These final drafts should include correction punctuation, capitalization, and indentation.

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