Module 14: Forms of Fiction - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this unit students will learn what it means to analyze a story's narrator, including the narrator's attitude toward the characters and the events. Students will learn how to select and introduce for their story. Students will learn how to punctuate direct quotes correctly.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Spelling 5: Practice 2 None
2 Myths and Fables independent reading book
pen or pencil
3 Folk Tales printer and scanner (optional)
independent reading book
pen or pencil
4 Claims and Opinions independent reading book
pen or pencil
5 Writing Opinions independent reading book
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Spelling 5: Practice 2
2 Myths and Fables
  1. Compare and contrast forms of short fiction.
  2. Use academic words related to the study of fiction.
3 Folk Tales
  1. Use academic words related to the study of fiction.
  2. Distinguish among different forms of short fiction.
4 Claims and Opinions
  1. Write and support a claim about a piece of literature they've read.
5 Writing Opinions
  1. Write an essay that develops support for a claim.
  2. Explain what makes a good conclusion to an opinion paper.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Spelling Words
folk tale

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
5 Writing Opinions 1 Make a Claim Assignment
5 Writing Opinions 3 Adding a Conclusion Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Spelling 5: Practice 2 To prepare for the Spelling 5: Spelling Test, have your student practice their spelling words over the coming weeks.
2 Myths and Fables
3 Folk Tales
4 Claims and Opinions
5 Writing Opinions

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Myths and Fables
  1. What is a myth?
  2. What is a fable?
Folk Tales
  1. What is a folk tale?
Claims and Opinions
  1. What is the difference between a claim and an opinion?
Writing Opinions
  1. What does it mean to make a claim when writing an opinion?
  2. What are the steps to writing a good conclusion in opinion writing?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Myths and Fables An Oral Tradition: Iroquois Storytelling
  1. What is the tradition the Iroquois have in relation to storytelling?
  2. What are legends and myths?
  3. How were myths told?
  4. What can we learn about past cultures based on these stories?
Myths and Fables Pandora's Box
  1. What is Pandora's Box about?
  2. What is the lesson that is being taught?
Myths and Fables The Goat and the Lion
  1. What is this story about?
  2. Why is this story a fable and not a myth?
Folk Tales Folk Tales from Around the World
  1. What elements of a folk tale did you notice in this video?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 Whose Story Is This, Anyway? Mike Flaherty AD520L
2 My Worst Book Ever Allan Ahlberg

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing