*Our current ELA unit is "historical fiction".
*We have been having a great time reading from a variety of historical fiction picture books and chapter books.
*The main target of this unit is to compare and contrast historical fiction to realistic fiction.
*One main goal our team had was to expose our students to high quality picture books within this genre.
*We have had the most meaningful discussions and conversations focused on the story lines of the picture books.
*Here are another FIVE books that I have used with my students that we highly recommend...
Historical Setting: 1849 (Slavery)
Historical Setting: 1903 (Baseball in Minnesota)
Historical Setting: Early 1900's with orphan trains
Historical Setting: 1880's Women's Suffrage
Historical Setting: 1955 Civil Rights Movement