Historical Fiction
Read Alouds:
Bring American History
to Life
Monica Burns
My Blog: www.ClassTechTips.com
Twitter: @ClassTechTips
ClassTechTips@gmail.com
Historical Fiction
Monica Burns
•Tells a story that is set in the past
•Setting is drawn from history
•Often takes place d...
When can you use
these texts?
• Literacy Block (skill instruction)
• Social Studies (introduce a topic, mid-unit)
• Small ...
John, Paul, George & Ben
By Lane Smith
• Great for all ages
• Describes each as
children, making
connections to their
hist...
The Escape of Oney Judge
By Emily Arnold McCully
• Great way to
introduce various
historical themes
• Tells the story of
M...
The Flag Maker
By Susan Campbell Bartoletti
• Story of the flag that
inspired the national
anthem
• War of 1812 seen
throu...
Dave the Potter
By Laban Carrick Hill
• True story of an
artist, poet and
potter enslaved in
South Carolina
• Beautifully ...
Henry’s Freedom Box
By Ellen Levine
• True story of a slave
who mails himself to
freedom
• Kadir Nelson’s
beautiful illust...
A Patchwork Path
By Bettye Stroud
• Underground
Railroad
• A girl and her father
escape slavery using
coded symbols on a
q...
Mr. Lincoln’s Boys
By Staton Rabin
• Based on true events
• Rambunctious
children who had a
unique view of the
nation befo...
Pink and Say
By Patricia Polacco
• Based on events
from the author’s
family history
• Serious, emotional
story
Monica Burns
I Have Heard of a Land
By Joyce Carol Thomas
• Westward
Expansion
• Moving to stake a
claim in the
Oklahoma Territory;
pio...
Dandelions
By Eve Bunting
• Westward
Expansion
• Motivations and
struggles of
immigrant families
Monica Burns
Great for an...
Train to Somewhere
By Eve Bunting
• Orphan Train that
brought children to
families out West
• Flashbacks, making
inference...
The Evolution of Calpurnia
Tate
By Jacqueline Kelly
• 1899 in Texas
• Young girl trapped
by gender roles
wants to explore ...
Peppe the Lamplighter
By Elisa Bartone
• Young boy from an
immigrant family in
turn of the century
New York
• 1994 Caldeco...
Uncle Jed’s Barbershop
By Margaree King Mitchell
• Depression Era
• Sharecropper
dreams of opening
his own barbershop
but ...
Rent Party Jazz
By William Miller
• 1930s New Orleans
• A boy whose family
is struggling finds a
creative way to raise
mon...
Rudy Rides the Rails
By Dandi Daley Mackall
• Depression Era
• Based on a true
story of a boy who
left home to find
work o...
Amelia And Eleanor Go For A
Ride
By Pam Muñoz Ryan
• Based on a true
event
• Amelia Earhart and
Eleanor Roosevelt
leave a ...
Baseball Saved Us
By Ken Mochizuki
• World War II
Japanese-American
internment camp
• Connected to
author’s family
history...
Ruth and the Green Book
By Calvin Alexander Ramsey
• African-American
travelers avoided
persecution when
Jim Crow laws rul...
The Wall
By Eve Bunting
• All ages
• A father and son
visit the Vietnam
Memorial
Monica Burns
The Man Who Walked
Between the Towers
By Mordicai Gerstein
• True story of
Philippe Petit who
walked on a tight
rope betwe...
When can you use
these texts?
• Literacy Block (skill instruction)
• Social Studies (introduce a topic, mid-unit)
• Small ...
Monica Burns
Sticky Notes
free iPad app
Captions Lite
free iPad app
Grafio Lite
free iPad app
Monica Burns
Toontastic
Lite
free iPad app
My Blog:
www.ClassTechTips.com
Twitter: @ClassTechTips
ClassTechTips@gmail.com
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  • To tell you a little about myself, I just finished my sixth year teaching fifth grade in a title 1 school in South Harlem. I use iPads one to one with my students and I blog about my experiences, lesson ideas, favorite free apps at classtechtips.com . If you are not on twitter I highly recommend it - it's a fantastic way to connect with educators across the world, read about what they are doing in their classroom and share some of your favorite things. If you have any questions after today please feel free to email me I'm very accessible and you're more than welcome to reach out.
  • Historical Fiction Read Alouds

    1. 1. Historical Fiction Read Alouds: Bring American History to Life Monica Burns
    2. 2. My Blog: www.ClassTechTips.com Twitter: @ClassTechTips ClassTechTips@gmail.com
    3. 3. Historical Fiction Monica Burns •Tells a story that is set in the past •Setting is drawn from history •Often takes place during a notable period in history (significant event) •Often contains actual historical figures Creative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction
    4. 4. When can you use these texts? • Literacy Block (skill instruction) • Social Studies (introduce a topic, mid-unit) • Small group instruction/ book clubs Monica Burns
    5. 5. John, Paul, George & Ben By Lane Smith • Great for all ages • Describes each as children, making connections to their historical significance Monica Burns
    6. 6. The Escape of Oney Judge By Emily Arnold McCully • Great way to introduce various historical themes • Tells the story of Martha’s Washington slave Oney Judge Monica Burns
    7. 7. The Flag Maker By Susan Campbell Bartoletti • Story of the flag that inspired the national anthem • War of 1812 seen through the eyes of a young girl Monica Burns
    8. 8. Dave the Potter By Laban Carrick Hill • True story of an artist, poet and potter enslaved in South Carolina • Beautifully written, simple text Monica Burns
    9. 9. Henry’s Freedom Box By Ellen Levine • True story of a slave who mails himself to freedom • Kadir Nelson’s beautiful illustrations Monica Burns
    10. 10. A Patchwork Path By Bettye Stroud • Underground Railroad • A girl and her father escape slavery using coded symbols on a quilt Monica Burns
    11. 11. Mr. Lincoln’s Boys By Staton Rabin • Based on true events • Rambunctious children who had a unique view of the nation before the Civil War Monica Burns
    12. 12. Pink and Say By Patricia Polacco • Based on events from the author’s family history • Serious, emotional story Monica Burns
    13. 13. I Have Heard of a Land By Joyce Carol Thomas • Westward Expansion • Moving to stake a claim in the Oklahoma Territory; pioneers including free slaves Monica Burns
    14. 14. Dandelions By Eve Bunting • Westward Expansion • Motivations and struggles of immigrant families Monica Burns Great for an author study!
    15. 15. Train to Somewhere By Eve Bunting • Orphan Train that brought children to families out West • Flashbacks, making inferences Monica Burns
    16. 16. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate By Jacqueline Kelly • 1899 in Texas • Young girl trapped by gender roles wants to explore the world around her Monica Burns
    17. 17. Peppe the Lamplighter By Elisa Bartone • Young boy from an immigrant family in turn of the century New York • 1994 Caldecott Honor Monica Burns
    18. 18. Uncle Jed’s Barbershop By Margaree King Mitchell • Depression Era • Sharecropper dreams of opening his own barbershop but has to deal with the injustices of segregation Monica Burns
    19. 19. Rent Party Jazz By William Miller • 1930s New Orleans • A boy whose family is struggling finds a creative way to raise money to pay their rent Monica Burns
    20. 20. Rudy Rides the Rails By Dandi Daley Mackall • Depression Era • Based on a true story of a boy who left home to find work on the road Monica Burns
    21. 21. Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride By Pam Muñoz Ryan • Based on a true event • Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt leave a White House party for an adventure Monica Burns
    22. 22. Baseball Saved Us By Ken Mochizuki • World War II Japanese-American internment camp • Connected to author’s family history Monica Burns
    23. 23. Ruth and the Green Book By Calvin Alexander Ramsey • African-American travelers avoided persecution when Jim Crow laws ruled parts of the country Monica Burns
    24. 24. The Wall By Eve Bunting • All ages • A father and son visit the Vietnam Memorial Monica Burns
    25. 25. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers By Mordicai Gerstein • True story of Philippe Petit who walked on a tight rope between the Twin Towers in 1974 • 2004 Caldecott Medal Monica Burns
    26. 26. When can you use these texts? • Literacy Block (skill instruction) • Social Studies (introduce a topic, mid-unit) • Small group instruction/ book clubs • Integrate technology into your literacy instruction Monica Burns
    27. 27. Monica Burns Sticky Notes free iPad app
    28. 28. Captions Lite free iPad app
    29. 29. Grafio Lite free iPad app
    30. 30. Monica Burns Toontastic Lite free iPad app
    31. 31. My Blog: www.ClassTechTips.com Twitter: @ClassTechTips ClassTechTips@gmail.com

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