CCSS RL.11-12.3: Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g. where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed.)
AASL 4.1.1 - Read, View and listen for pleasure and personal growth.
AASL 4.1.3 - Respond to literature and creative expressions of ideas in various formats and genres.
AASL 4.4.3 - Recognize how to focus efforts in personal learning.
Goal for today:
Characteristics of Realistic Fiction
(1) stories that take place in modern times
(2) characters are involved in events that could happen in real life
(3) good realistic fiction is about people, their problems and their challenges
(4) novel should be believable, their language and actions appropriate for the setting of the story and reflective of the culture and social class which they live
(5) Although readers learn a lesson or value, such as being accountable for actions or accepting cultural, physical, or sexual differences of people, good realistic fiction novels do not dictate specific moral and ethical beliefs. Instead, they challenge readers to learn the importance of moral and ethical behavior by drawing their own conclusions.
Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson
Peeled by Joan Bauer
The Compound by S.A. Bodeen
Heist Society by Allie Carter
Box Out by John Coy
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes
Inexcusable by Chris Lynch
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
The Other Sice of Truth by Beverly Naidoo
Places to find good book recommendations:
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