Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hooray for Historical Fiction!


I absolutely
L.O.V.E.
Historical Fiction!

LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.

As I was getting my unit ready, I asked some friends what resources for Historical Fiction they would like to see and the results were:
The Civil War
Immigration to the US
World War II  
and the 1960's

What luck!  
Those are my favorite time periods to teach about!

So I will break down my resources today by time period.

I start out (obviously) by talking about what historical fiction is and how we will be talking about it.

LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
Then I begin with a read aloud mentor text.
There are so many to choose from!
Choose one that aligns with the time period you study or just one that you and your kiddos will enjoy.
Here's a link I found on Pinterest with some examples.

LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.

As you read, have the kids jot down on sticky notes or in their reading journals what they notice while you are reading.  With younger students, you can do this together after you read the book.

Then use their ideas and sort them into things that are real facts about the historical period and which are fictional details the author added to make the story interesting.
You can also create a timeline of events from the story.

LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.

Once student are familiar with these strategies, they can move on to work in book clubs or independently.

Here are some other ideas to use with your students.

LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
Copies of all my anchor charts are provided in the handout below.

A couple of my friends have great resources to help with teaching Historical Fiction too.
From
Meg has this great Book Study Unit that you can use with any Historical Fiction book.

And Jen Bengel has these great grade level aligned resources.

Here is a link I found with awesome picture prompts for writing about historical fiction.
LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.

READ WRITE THINK also has some great lessons!

Now for some amazing BOOKS to use in your classrooms...
You can check out the books in more detail by clicking on the links in the widgets below each section.

The Civil War
I Survived books and The Magic Treehouse are ALWAYS hits with my class!

LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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Immigration to the US

LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.

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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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World War II - 1940's

This is one of my favorite time periods to study about.
Lots of great connections to be made between the victims of the Holocaust and the Japanese in the Internment camps.

LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.

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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.

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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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The 1960's - Civil Rights


LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.

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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.
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I personally love to read historical fiction too.
that's probably why I enjoy teaching it so much.

Here are a few of my favorites that I have read lately.

LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.



Here's a link to my Pinterest Board with these and MORE resources for teaching 
Historical Fiction.

Follow Confessions of aTeaching Junkie's board Historical Fiction on Pinterest.
For copies of my anchor charts and links to other resources,
Click on the image below.
LOTS of Historical Fiction teaching resources!  Book Lists, Anchor Charts, Teaching Ideas, and MORE!  Resources cover The Civil War, Immigration to the US, World War II – the 1940’s, the 1960’s – Civil Rights.  Everything you need to get started with Historical Fiction in the elementary classroom.

Head on over to Carla's blog and check out the other Historical Fiction Posts!


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5 comments :

  1. I understand how you worked all day on this. It's incredible, Teresa! I just love all of the great information you shared. I've pinned lots of images as well as shared on my FB page. Thanks so much for writing up such great posts to link up with me. :-)

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  2. This is AWESOME! I pinned tons of your anchor charts. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Wow! So many wonderful ideas all in one spot. What a great post, Teresa! Thank you! :o)

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  4. Great Ideas for using historical fiction in the classroom! I love the anchor charts.
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