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  • 1. Reading Fantasy
    Unit Overview
    Set Our Minds on Fire
  • 2. Fantasy Reading Unit
    The structure of story is similar to the structure of other fiction books
    The skills you learned from realistic fiction units and character study apply!!
  • 3. Texts You Will Read
    Read Aloud book: “the Lightning Thief”
    Handouts that compliment our read aloud book
    Your independent reading books
    Copies of Greek or Roman Mythology short texts from Ms. Tu.
    They will also be used as mentor texts or models for our reading unit: Writing our own original myth story!
  • 4. Our Focus
    In this unit, we will focus on two very important skills in reading Fantasy or any other fiction books:
    1. Envisioning
    2. Interpretation
  • 5. What is Fantasy?
    Read to find out!!
    In your independent reading today, I want you to discover as many things as possible about “Fantasy” books.
    What can we find about the fantasy books we read that are unique to this genre? What elements does Fantasy share with other types of fiction books?
  • 6. Let’s Share
    I’m going to write down what we discovered on a chart paper.
  • 7. Collage Assignment
    You have until next Friday (1/15/10)
    Find pictures and words cutouts from magazines, newspapers , Internet, etc.
    Put them together to make your “Fantasy Genre Collage”
  • 8. Talking Animals
  • 9. Fairytale Creatures
  • 10. Otherworldly Places
  • 11. Make a Collage