Lesson Plan

Realism and Fantasy

Use this lesson to help your ELs learn about the differences between realism and fantasy. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Making Sense of Realism and Fantasy* lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Making Sense of Realism and Fantasylesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to use details in a text to distinguish between elements of realism and fantasy.

Language

Students will be able to describe realism and fantasy with noun phrases using a graphic organizer.

Introduction

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Write Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceTeach Background Knowledge TemplateVocabulary Cards: Realism and FantasyGlossary: Realism and FantasyRealism and Fantasy: Noun PhrasesRealism and Fantasy in Context
  • Facilitate a Think-Pair-Share by asking students to silently think about the difference between real and fake. Have them turn and talk to a partner to share their answers. Then, call on students to share out their ideas with the class. Confirm and rephrase student answers as needed.
  • Explain that there are certain things to look at when we decide if something is real or fake.
  • Share a student-friendly language objective by reading it aloud (I can give examples of things that are real and fake). Have learners choral read the language objective. Explain that in today's lesson, they will categorize noun phrases as examples of either realism or fantasy.