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Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Number the Stars
Description: Background information, character list and details, guiding questions, book overview, ideas for papers and writing assignments, about the author, and suggestions for further readings related to Number the Stars
Activity:     GLE:     Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://homeworkhelp.aol.com/booknotes/_a/number-the-stars/20060103192109990003?query=number%20the%20stars&gr=&sort=  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Historical Fiction Book Report
Description: Guidelines for creating a report on historical fiction.
Activity:     GLE: 03, 04, 07, 08, 10a, 11, 12, 17, 18, 20   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/ro/teachers/sixth/bookreports/historicalfiction.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: HistFiction.net
Description: Plenty of links to historical fiction book lists, authors, tips on writing historical fiction, etc.
Activity:     GLE:     Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.histfiction.net/  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Bygone Days E-Zine
Description: Online magazine dedicated to lovers of Historical Fiction. Links to historical fiction short stories that can be read or printed from the computer.
Activity:     GLE: 04, 05, 07, 08, 10a   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.coachlightpress.com/bygone/index.shtml  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Quia - Literary Forms
Description: Matching Quia Quiz compares historical fiction to other types of fiction and nonfiction.
Activity:     GLE: 09, 10a, 10b   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.quia.com/cm/35956.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Library of Historical Fiction Novels
Description: Online list of historical fiction novels listed by time period. Brief description of each novel + author name listed. Time periods listed include colonial, American Revolution, "Between the Wars", Civil War, World War I, Depression, World War II, Holocaust,
Activity:     GLE:     Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.gti.net/rocktwp/histfict.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Writing the Journey
Description: This site is good for journal writing instruction, complete with tutorials, samples and exercises. Students can use the materials both in and out of the formal classroom at the teacher's discretion.
Activity:     GLE: 20a, 20f, 27c, 28b   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.writingthejourney.com/  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Historical Fiction for Grades 4-8
Description: This is a site with an annotated list of historical fiction.
Activity:     GLE: 10a   Type: Online Information   Focus: Teacher
URL: http://www.gti.net/rocktwp/histfict.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Using Letter Pop Interactive (Newsletter Tool) to produce work for Activity Publish Historical Fiction.
Description: Using Letter Pop Interactive (Newsletter Tool) to produce work for Activity Publish Historical Fiction. The class may also read the stories of other authors, providing appropriate feedback. The class will decide as a large group how they would like to publish and disseminate their works of historical fiction, such as printed in a class book, posted on the class Web site, published via e-mail, or read aloud in a video. Students will use available technology to produce a final draft for publication. Final checks will be performed on hyphens, capitalization, homophones, interjections, conjunctions, and spelling. A variety of resources, such as print and electronic dictionaries and thesauruses, will be used to check spelling and word choice.
Activity:     GLE: 11, 20f, 20g, 25a, 27c, 28b, 29, 30   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://letterpop.com/  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Multigenre Mapper Interactive
Description: Multigenre Mapper Interactive Teaching multigenre is a natural way to incorporate reading, writing, and research into the content areas and other disciplines. This interactive invites students to create original multigenre, multimodal works—one drawing and three written texts—and allows writers to name the genres for each section, making the tool flexible for multiple writing activities.
Activity:     GLE: 10a   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/multigenre-mapper  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Elements of Fiction
Description: This site has a lesson plan and powerpoint presentation for elements of fiction.
Activity:     GLE: 10a, 11c, 11e, 11f, 13, 16d, 16e, 16f   Type: Other   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.rapides.k12.la.us/schooltech/david/ElementsofFiction.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Time Periods in World History
Description: A brief guide to get students started on picking out periods of time in which they are interested. Also includes link to "Time Periods in American History"
Activity: 01   GLE: 07, 09, 10a, 40a, 40b, 40c, 44a, 45b   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://membersites.namezero.com/lmax.cheerful.com/livinghistory/id2.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Decades.com Decade Search
Description: Students can search for historical information by topic or decade. Decades date back to 1400s so there is plenty of information to be found. Presented in timeline form. Students could also use this resource to research a time period before reading an historical fiction story/novel.
Activity: 01, 04,   GLE: 08, 10b, 11b, 16e, 39a, 39d, 39e, 43, 48   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.decades.com/  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Vocaulary Interactive from Read Write Think
Description: Vocaulary Interactive from Read Write ThinkFlip-a-Chip Flip-a-Chip is a novel approach to word study that promotes vocabulary development. The activity provides hands-on practice with affixes and roots, and also promotes comprehension through structural analysis and vocabulary in context.
Activity: 02   GLE: 01a   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/flip/  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Hints about Print Interactive
Description: Hints about Print Interactive: Hints about Print, included in an extended research skills unit which also employs the Fact Fragment Frenzy interactive, aids students in evaluating print resources that contain the facts they need for compiling their research. The tool asks prompting questions (shown at left) to guide young researchers in the process of their work. Having elementary students participate in this critical-thinking process early in their school experience promises to enrich further study and enjoyment of nonfiction texts.
Activity: 03   GLE: 16e, 40c, 41a, 42a, 42b, 45c, 47a, 47b, 47c   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/hints-on-print/index.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: The Internet Public Library
Description: Online versions of newspaper from around the world.
Activity: 03   GLE: 06a, 06b, 06c, 10b, 16c, 33, 38b, 39a, 41a, 44a, 45a, 48   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.ipl.org/div/news/  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: How does setting affect story?
Description: Site explains importance of setting as it relates to plot, characters, and overall flow of a story.
Activity: 04   GLE: 04b, 08, 09, 10a, 11e, 20a, 45b   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.fictionfactor.com/articles/setting.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Setting Think Sheet
Description: Printable sheet for students to record setting, reasons they know when/where the story takes place, how the setting influences characters and plot.
Activity: 04   GLE: 04b, 08, 09, 10a, 11e, 20a, 45b   Type: Handout   Focus: Student
URL: http://home.gwi.net/~lkane/English/setting.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Read-Write-Think
Description: This read, write, and think site has an activity appropriate for writing letters.
Activity: 04   GLE: 20a   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Both
URL: http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=5  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Use of Setting in Literature
Description: Power Point presentation explains the significance of a story's setting and its influence on other story elements.
Activity: 04   GLE: 04b, 08, 09, 10a, 11c, 20a, 45b   Type: Powerpoint   Focus: Student
URL: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~kirkpatr/settings.htm  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Around the Campfire - Blog of a Roman Slave
Description: Imagine an ancient world with technology so great that even a Roman slave had the chance to blog his thoughts on the internet! This continuing tale is written from the first-person perspective of an ancient Roman slave.
Activity: 04, 05, 06,    GLE: 04b, 04c, 05c, 05d, 08, 09, 10a, 11e, 20a, 20b, 11a, 39c, 39e, 45b   Type: Online Information   Focus: Student
URL: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/deg/campfire/cat_stories_historical_fiction.html  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Activity 7: Comparing Historical Characters with People of Today
Description: Activity 7: Comparing Historical Characters with People of Today: The teacher can invite experts in history or authors as resource people into the classroom so students have an opportunity to discuss their observations and explore further questions about interpreting historical events and determining what is fact and what is fiction. Students will make notes on how characters in the fiction and nonfiction they are reading are similar to and different from the people of today. Students will state their main idea as a hypothesis. Using available print, electronic, and/or Internet resources, they will search the Internet or electronic library for holdings about the subject; they will read these and record relevant details of life from their chosen historical periods. They will also evaluate their own notes for whether opinions and facts support their main idea (hypothesis) regarding the similarities or differences between people of today and the characters encountered in their historical fiction and nonfiction reading. Students will share their findings within their group and discuss any commonalities between the findings of members of the group. Using interactive Comparison and Constrasting tool from Read Write Think.
Activity: 07   GLE: 04b, 09, 13, 16d, 39c, 39e   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/compcontrast/map/  


Area: English Language Arts    Grade: Grade 6   Unit: Unit 3: Historical Fiction
Name: Activity 9: Brainstorm Plots and Characters for Students’ Stories Using Bubbl.us interactive tool (Webbing like Inspiration)
Description: Activity 9: Brainstorm Plots and Characters for Students’ Stories Using Bubbl.us interactive tool (Webbing like Inspiration)
Activity: 09   GLE: 20b   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student
URL: http://bubbl.us/  

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