Historical Fiction Book Report • What is Historical Fiction
How to Pick • Think about a time in history or a historical person that interests you • Search for books about that time in history • Double check that it is 800 Lexile or ABOVE and that there is an AR test • Make sure you know enough about the time period (from the book) to be able to research events
Some Examples • Johnny Tremainby Esther Forbes • The Boy in the Striped Pajamasby John Boyne • Code Name Verityby Elizabeth E. Wein • The Witch of Blackbird Pondby Elizabeth George Speare • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cryby Mildred D. TaylorBull Runby Paul FleischmanDragonwingsBy Laurence Yep • Ties That Bind, Ties That Breakby LenseyNamiokaThe Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963by Christopher Paul Curtis • War Horseby Michael Morpurgo • Blood on the River: James Town 1607by Elisa Carbone • Sarah's KeyBy Tatiana de Rosnay • Locked Garden, Theby: Whelan, Gloria • 47 by Walter Mosley • Charley Skedaddleby: Beatty, Patricia • Frontier Lady by: Pella, Judith • The 290 by, O'Dell, Scott • Across the Rolling River by, Wilkins, Celia • Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairieby, Gregory, Kristina • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by: Shaffer, Mary Ann; Barrows, Annie • African Myths and Legends by, Ardagh, Philip • All Their Names Were Courageby: Denslow, Sharon Phillips • Dust from Old Bones by, Forrester, Sandra • The Treasure of Way Down Deep by, White, Ruth
Rubric Timeline Project Create a timeline that connects the main character with the time period your book is about. Setting up a timeline will require you to record the main events in the order in which they occurred. Your timeline cannot be on notebook paper. You can put it on construction paper, poster board, make it 3-D, suspend it, or use your creativity. All shapes are welcome, but keep in mind the amount of space I have available in the classroom when deciding on the size. Your timeline can be written by hand in pen, but typed is preferred.