Students’ age range: 08-10
Topic: Literary Fantasy
Fantasy is the activity of imagining impossible or unlikely things.
There are many types of fantasy based stories such as, fables, heroic quest and fairy tales. These stories may even include magical beings, talking animals, gods and goddesses.
Fantasy tends to concentrate on the emotional character of standard truths and experiences: birth, growth, wisdom, pain, love, fear, sin, guilt, beauty, discipline, good and evil, sacrifice and death.
The stories lead to statements about human beings’ encounters with their inner selves.
Examples of stories that are categorized as literary Fantasy
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Little Mermaid
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The teacher will state there are many types of fictional stories fantasy is a special type of fiction.
The students will listen attentively.
The teacher will display the word fantasy and ask students think about its meaning. (Think –Pair-Share).
The students will think about the meaning of the word fantasy.
The teacher will ask students to discuss their answer with a peer.
The students will discuss their answer with a pair.
The teacher will select students to share what they discussed in their groups.
The students will share answers with the class.
The teacher will display the definition of the word fantasy using a projector.
The students will read the definition.
The teacher will state the definition in a chant and ask students to repeat chant.
The students will state the definition in a chant.
Adaptation for Exceptional Learners -student will state the definition in a chant keeping a beat or rhythm. (This is done to keep the student with ADHD alert and involved.)
The teacher will explain that literary fantasy has central themes.
The students will listen attentively and recall details.
The teacher will discuss various themes that appear in literary fantasy (using Grand Discussion strategy).
The students will engage in discussion, answering question and making statements in an orderly fashion.
Adaptation for Exceptional Learners- student will engage in discussion and express his opinions (this will aid in keeping the student focus).
The teacher will ask students to give examples of some children’s stories that would be categorized as literary fantasy.
The students will give examples of some children’s stories that would be categorized as literary fantasy.
The teacher will ask students to watch Thumbelina and list facts (on folder sheet) that make the story literary fantasy.
The students will watch Thumbelina and list facts (on folder sheet) that make the story literary fantasy.
Adaptation for Exceptional Learners - student will collect papers in an effort to keep him active and give him the option to move around.
To conclude the lesson the teacher will present following questions as exit cards.
What is fantasy?
What are some examples of literary fantasy?
What was the main theme found in the Thumbelina?
What were some facts that proved Thumbelina was literary fantasy?
After questions are answered the teacher will state literary fantasy can be extremely enjoyable and we will be reading a book called Charlotte’s Web that you will truly enjoy during this term.