Realistic Fiction

Year 4  students are learning how to write realistic fiction; it’s a standalone unit that will run for several weeks.  Students are exploring  story elements –  characters, problems, and settings.  In addition they will learn more about  punctuation and various literary devices  such as similes and alliteration. The videos below  further explains the text type.

In class students have been reading and analyzing  a range of  mentor texts (examples of realistic fiction that will help them write their own stories). They used this prompt, “what do you notice the writers doing?” while exploring various realist fiction picture books. Students worked in groups  come up with a list of real life problems and realistic solutions.  They are using these  ideas in their own writing as they plan and draft their  own stories.

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