Realistic Fiction - Lesson for Grade 2, Chapter - Review Across Genres

In this engaging lesson on Realistic Fiction, designed specifically for second-grade students, learners will explore the captivating world of stories that, while fictional, could very well happen in real life. Through the "Realistic Fiction: The First Day Worksheet," students will dive into narratives that reflect everyday experiences and emotions, particularly focusing on the theme of "the first day" of a new experience, which could range from the first day at school to the first day at a new home.

Understanding realistic fiction is crucial because it helps students develop empathy and a deeper understanding of the world around them. By reading about characters in situations similar to their own, students can learn how to navigate their feelings and challenges. This genre also enhances critical thinking as students differentiate between events that could happen in real life and those that belong to more fantastical realms.

Through this lesson, part of the "Review Across Genres" chapter in the "Reading Literature" unit, students not only sharpen their reading comprehension skills but also enrich their emotional intelligence.

Estimated classroom time: 3 min
Chapter: Review Across Genres
Unit: Reading Literature
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Realistic Fiction: The First Day Worksheet
Realistic Fiction: The First Day Worksheet
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  • Activity 1 / Realistic Fiction: The First Day Worksheet

    Fiction is a version of events that never truly occurred. Story writers are said to be fiction writers, as they formulate these stories from their minds to entertain their readers. The short story in this worksheet is also a fictional story. It is about a girl called Rosa, her friend, Miguel, and their first day back to school. Read the story carefully aloud to your kids, and make sure they are paying attention to some of the small details the story mentions. If needed, read the story twice to your kids. Then, help them circle the correct pictures to the questions.