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Realistic Fiction

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English III

on 23 March 2014

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Transcript of Realistic Fiction

Who was with you?

Where were you?

You ARE in a REAL FICTION story!
Which books are Realistic Fiction?
Now imagine something unexpected happened
-I forgot doing my homework!
-New neighbours came to the house next door.
-I had a fight with my brother or sister
-I met a new friend and we decided to create a detectives' club
-I don't like fish! Why did I had to eat it?
Paula Corpa Rivas, Marta Escribano Ortega, Rosario Rodríguez Martínez, Alicia Sánchez Sequeira, Mauricio Solano Escolano.
Realistic Fiction
What did
Tell a
classmate about it
What did your parents tell you?

How did you react towards the new situation?
Draw a spider web that would help you define the genre
(these are just some features you could mention):
Now that you know what REALISTIC FICTION is about...
Literary style?
Do we learn something?
Has this ever happened to you?
Let's find out about it a little bit more...
What places can you recognize? Name them.

When can these stories take place? Could they take place nowadays? Think about your daily life.

Are they familiar places for you?
Do these places exist in the real life?
Some of them are Realistic Fiction, some of them are not. Look at the covers, read the titles and decide.
In which kind of places do you think the story is going to take place?
a) real and familiar places for us like schools, houses, etc; and they are events that can happen in the recent past or nowadays.
Now, could you choose the best option to complete the sentence?
In realistic fiction, the story takes place in …
b) fantastic and unknown places for us and they are events that could have happened a long time ago or in the distant future.
Who is the main character?
What comes to your mind when you watch this video?
Does Alexander remind you of somebody? Is Alexander similar to you in any aspect?
After watching the video, could you name the features of a realistic fiction character?
Characters usually change as a result of a problem and must to be able to resolve it.
you do this
Now, watch this video and compare your answers.
What do you think the most common themes in Realistic Fiction would be?
Based on what you have found, can you explain with your own words what those themes would consist of?
Realistic Fiction is usually set in present or recent past time.
Look up on the Internet the following book titles and decide whether they can be included in Realistic Fiction or not.
Bridge to Terabithia
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
January´s Sparrow
The Cyberiad
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The City of Ember
The Graveyard Book
Click INRO, have a look a the pictures and answer the questions
Very bad day
Literary Style
Read these three texts:
"Come," said the Wind to the Leaves one day.
"Come over the meadow and we will play.
Put on your dresses of red and gold.
For summer is gone and the days grow cold."
The policeman said, “okey-doke”, and we drove off. The police car smelt of hot plastic and aftershave and take-away chips. I watched the sky as we drove towards the town centre.
In a bowl mix flour and sugar.
Beat in the egg and then milk at little at a time until batter is smooth and lump-free.
In a hot pan or flat grill,  brush butter over cooking surface and pour 1/4 cup measures for each
When large bubbles form on the surface, flip over and cook until lightly golden on the other side.
Now answer these questions:
Which text tells a story?
Which one gives you instructions to make something? What can you cook?
Is there a conversation in any of them?
In which text is there rhyme?
One of them is part of a Realistic Fiction book. Do you know which one? Why?
Group target:

2nd cycle of Primary Education
Group work: search for particular information, put in common and draw conclusions
Acquire a significant knowledge about Realistic Fiction Genre: features, settings (time and places), characters and themes
Distinguish Realistic Fiction from other genres
Fiction vs. non-fiction?
Are you able to identify fiction stories from non-fiction stories?

Realistic Fiction, a special kind of Fiction genre
What do you think the difference is between Realistic Fiction and Non-Fiction?

And between Realistic Fiction and other Fiction genres?

Degree in Primary Education
Group 8
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