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Fun Lesson Plan for Middle-Grade Historical Fiction

Use historical fiction in the classroom as a tool for honing writing skills. This plan is useful after the class has read a middle-grade historical fiction novel together.

♦ Objective: Broaden students’ understanding of character motivation

♦ Activity: Create and compare two Motivation Maps

  • Draw the outline of a person on the board or with an overhead projector. You can use craft paper and make it life size.
  • Ask students to write personality traits of the main character inside the outline, one at a time.
  • Ask students to write outside influences on the main character outside the outline, one at a time. Include influences specific to the time period.
  • Have students draw the outline of a person on their own large sheet of paper.
  • Have them copy all the outside influences from the class outline to their own.
  • Ask students to write their own personality traits inside the outline.

♦ Discussion: Ask students how they would react differently than the main character did to the outside influences and why.

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Find more lesson plan ideas at Marcie Colleen’s website. Share your experiences in the comments.

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Put Yourself on the A Little Wicked Reader Map!

Put Yourself on the A Little Wicked Reader Map! Follow these simple steps to add yourself!

  1. Click on the link to the map.
  2. If asked for a key, type in IREADIT! (no spaces) and click the “Unlock” button.
  3. In upper left of the page, hover over the “Additions” button.
  4. Choose Add Marker – Simple
  5. In the pop-up window add your FIRST NAME, NICKNAME, or simply put “Me!No last names or anything with personal identification!
  6. In Location, type in the name of your town or city. Do not enter anything in the other boxes.
  7. Choose a color for your marker and hit Submit!

https://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=1544776

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Thank you for reading A Little Wicked!

If you haven’t read it yet, ask about it at your local library!

The A LITTLE WICKED Library Network – Thank You Libraries!!

Librarians and Teachers:

Is your library part of the A Little Wicked Library Network? If your library holds a copy of A Little Wicked (thank you!) it should be listed on this map. The list was found at www.WorldCat.org. Please contact me with any changes.  Thank you!

ZeeMap

https://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=1544576

You may need the key! If prompted, enter ViewTheM@p and click the “Unlock” button.

Readers:

If you have read A Little Wicked (thank you!), stay tuned for another blog post with a map where you can add your city and state to let everyone know Who Has Read A Little Wicked!