Category: historical fiction

Writing Historical Fiction Narratives, boy writing in blank notebook

Writing Historical Fiction Narratives

It’s all about the setting when teaching how to write historical fiction narratives. Generally I like to teach this type of unit after exploring the elements of historical fiction (read about that activity here) and completing a novel study (more here). During the novel study, we start to truly see

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Analyze Setting Using Historical Fiction

Analyze setting using historical fiction

The beginning of teaching setting is just having students figure out the time and place of a story. By upper elementary grades (especially 4th and 5th), we’re ready for the deep dive into analyzing the role of the setting and how it affects the story.  Historical fiction is the best

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