Understanding Realistic Fiction

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Grade Level
Elementary School
Reading & Writing
Length of Time
One hour or homework assignmen

This lesson is for fourth and fifth grade students. They will learn about the genre, Realistic Fiction, and then they will write a short story in that genre.


Learn about Realistic Fiction
Write a short story in that genre

Materials Needed

Notebook paper
Pencils and Erasers


First, you need to explain the meaning of Realistic Fiction and give them an example. Then, they will write a short story in that genre.

Realistic Fiction uses characters and settings that are realistic, but the short story is fiction.


You can grade them on their sentence and paragraph structure and their grammar.

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