On Monday, December 8, students from Ms. Dawn Chiarelli, Mr. Levar Hamilton and Mrs. Jodi Lieberman’s fourth grade classes celebrated the culmination of their realistic fiction unit by reading their narratives out loud to their peers and teachers.
Realistic fiction is a narrative genre in which characters operate in a true-to-life world. This unit of study showed students how to construct a story that is fictional, but could happen in real life. Students were encouraged to use attributes from their real life in order to create their characters.
During this interactive read-aloud, students applied their lessons in realistic fiction by identifying key components of narrative writing such as characters, setting, plot, conflict, and solution within their peers’ work.
The stories will be displayed on the
Author’s Wall for all elementary students and staff to read. All
LES students are encouraged to support their peers by filling out
brief book reviews on their favorite stories.