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Realistic fiction

  1. 1. REALISTIC FICTION Katelyn Hansen and Kari Adams
  2. 2. Realistic Fiction is… <ul><li>Sometimes called the problem novel and uses plots, themes, settings, and characters to reflect the world as we know it. </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>An imaginative writing that accurately reflects life as it was lived in the past or could be lived today. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Common Themes in Realistic Fiction <ul><li>Change the randomness of the world into meaningful patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Mirror the real world </li></ul><ul><li>Believable </li></ul><ul><li>Hold literary qualities </li></ul><ul><li>Confront subjects </li></ul>
  4. 4. Benefits of Realistic Fiction <ul><li>The reader can identify with the characters </li></ul><ul><li>Allows the reader broadens their interests </li></ul><ul><li>Provides the reader to better cope with various emotions. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What makes a good book? <ul><li>A well-written realistic fiction novel is about people, their problems, and their challenges. </li></ul><ul><li>The language and actions should be appropriate for the setting of the story. </li></ul><ul><li>The story should be reflective of the culture and social class present in the book. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Overcoming Fears and Accepting Responsibilities
  7. 7. Understanding Families, Divorce, and Adoption
  8. 8. <ul><li>Relationships, Alienation, and Sense of Belonging </li></ul>Finding Friends:
  9. 9. Accomplishing Goals in Sports
  10. 10. Developing and Maturing
  11. 11. Finding Romance
  12. 12. Coping with Violence, Crime, Alcohol, and Drug Abuse
  13. 13. Living with Physical and Mental Disabilities
  14. 14. Coping with Death, Disease, Accidents, and Suicide
  15. 15. Developing Sexual Relationships
  16. 16. Understanding Sexual Orientation
  17. 17. Understanding the Differences with Growing Old
  18. 18. <ul><li>Prejudice, Politics, Conflicts, and War </li></ul>Living in a Global Society
  19. 19. Understanding Religion and Its Role in Society
  20. 20. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants <ul><li>Carmen : [After trying out a bridesmaid dress for the wedding]…And you know what, Lydia? Just forget about the dress. We can tell everybody that Carmen’s Puerto Rican. And it never occurred to you she might be built differently. Or that, unlike you and your daughter, she has an ass that the tailor didn’t have enough bolts of material to cover, or better yet, just tell everyone there is no Carmen. Carmen doesn’t exist! </li></ul>
  21. 21. The Outsiders <ul><li>Ponyboy : Darry hit me! I swear, we used to get along just fine until Mom and Dad died. Now he can’t stand me. </li></ul><ul><li>Johnny : I think I like it better when the old man’s hittin’ me. At least he knows I’m there. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Bridge to Terebithia
  23. 23. Internet Resources <ul><li>Realistic Fiction Book List </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.freedomelschool.com/classes/5/pdfs/RealisticFiction%208%20List.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is a list of a wide variety of realistic fiction books that includes title, author and lexile. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The ALAN Review </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/spring98/andrews.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ALAN Review has a listing of children’s and adolescent books written about difference. The topics range from physical and learning disabilities to seizure disorders. There are also books written by parents that have children with disabilities as well as autobiographic works. </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>YALSA’s Realistic Fiction List </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/teenreading/trw/trw2005/fiction.cfm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YALSA has a concise annotated bibliography of realistic fiction for young adults listed. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TES Connect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Realistic-Fiction-6084376/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A short video clip with author Jacqueline Woodson examining what realistic fiction is through examples of her works. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.education.com/reference/article/characteristics-good-realistic-fiction/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An article on what makes a good realistic fiction book. An excellent article to read prior to purchasing books for children and young adults. </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>A Quick Guide to Contemporary and Historical Realistic Fiction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.mindspring.com/~stct42/edu/cont_his.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A quick glance at what how most realistic fiction is divided in two groupings of contemporary and historical. There is also a listing of book lists for both </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Realistic Fiction for Boys </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ascpl.lib.oh.us/internetresources/chl/booklists/Realistic.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A listing of realistic fiction for boys Grades 1-8. </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Bibliography <ul><li>Monster. [Online image] Available https:// lawarehouse.wikispaces.com/file/view/monster.jpg , 9/7/2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Because of Winn Dixie [Online image] Available http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61TKZB4Z1XL._SL500_AA300_.jpg , 9/7/2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Stuck in Neutral . [Online image] Available http://mrstrottersfavorites.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/stuck-in-neutral.jpg , 9/7/2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Remembering Mog Rodowsky . [Online image] Available http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514RE0VP0QL._SL500_AA300_.jpg , 9/7/2011 </li></ul><ul><li>A Summer to Die . [Online image] Available http://img2.imagesbn.com/images/15200000/15209853.JPG , 9/7/2011 </li></ul><ul><li>True Believer . [Online image] Available http://halbookblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/true-believer01.jpg , 9/7/2011. </li></ul><ul><li>True Believer . [Online image] Available http://www.silentboys.org/books/images/river_boy_02a.jpg , 9/7/2011. </li></ul><ul><li>River Boy . [Online image] Available http://www.quesper.com/rcacontent/Homeless_files/Homeless%20Bird.jpg , 9/7/2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Miracles Boys . [Online image] Available http://www1.alibris-static.com/cover/t66279hmloq.jpg , 9/7/2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Cuba 15 . [Online image] Available http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1166159892l/10431.jpg - cuba 15 , 9/7/2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning the Game . [Online image] Available http://i43.tower.com/images/mm100198949/learning-game-kevin-waltman-paperback-cover-art.jpg , 9/7/2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Alice, I Think . [Online image] Available http://img.amazon.ca/images/I/41QE0ACZJVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg , 9/7/2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Stargirl . [Online image] Available http://chloemise.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/stargirl.gif , 9/7/2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Leaving Fishers. [Online image} Available http://img2.imagesbn.com/images/14780000/14783977.JPG , 9/7/2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Rodger, M. “Bridge to Terabithia Scence – God.” 23 September 2008. http://www.youtube.com/v/vsoxuzt91wc&feature=related, Online video clip. YouTube. Accessed on 07 September 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>  Hinton, S. E. Outsiders. New York: Penguin, 1995. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Brashares, Ann. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Book 1. NY: Delacorte, 2001. Print. </li></ul>

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