Use in Class
When I introduce new genres, skills, and strategies, my students often need very simple hands-on activities to help them grasp the concept. This sort can be done in groups or independently and helps them become familiar with the vocabulary terms fantasy and realism. It also provides a time for me to assess their understanding of the difference between these elements. This can be done after a read aloud of the book, Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson. This is a great book to do because we will have just finished a non-fiction unit on animals. This would be used during the preparation phase of PAR as a concept check of the understanding of fantasy vs. realism.
Submitted by Becky Norton