Today’s reading investigation: Realistic Fiction or Fantasy Fiction?
Family Sharing: What do you know about Realistic Fiction or Fantasy? *Invite everyone to share. Discuss the titles on the slide above, which books would they choose to explore?
Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons
Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.
Guided enquiry:“Today’s investigation is a 3 step inquiry. First draft a list of book titles you would like to know more about. Next fill out a T-Chart using the image below.”
Next: Allow everyone 10-15 minutes to put their thoughts on paper.
Finally: Using the first slide, invite your learners to discuss which sentences are realistic. If the sentence is fanciful, ask them to turn the sentence into a realistic version.
Skill Discussion: “Let’s share what you’ve penned!” Encourage everyone to share… including your youngest. Spend a few moments sharing how you made choices when you were their age (include the titles or what your book was about, as well as why it remains a “Good Fit” favorite).
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