Week 12, November 26, 2013
Fiction or Nonfiction/Media
Content Objectives (Dearborn Public Schools Department of Media Services, K-12 Information Literacy Media Curriculum, 2004):
Students will respond to literature and creative expressions of ideas in various formats and genres.
Common Core Standards:
Speaking & Listening/Comprehension and Collaboration (SL.1 and SL.3 for grades 1-3)
Key Vocabulary (Review):
Adaptation of content
Links to background
Links to past learning
Integration of Processes:
Linked to objectives
Students will review the difference between fiction and nonfiction.
Briefly summarize “Balloons Over Broadway,” a book from last week that is nonfiction.
Instruction/Check for Understanding:
Read “Milly and the Macy’s Parade.” Point out the difference between a book that features facts and one that emphasizes emotion and plot.
Review the rules for being good audience members (sitting still, not talking).
Show “Inside Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.” (Note for teachers: One of the things I especially like about the DVD is that it features Tony Sarg, the subject of the biography, “Balloons Over Broadway” and the Macy’s employees who helped to create the first parade, many of whom were recent immigrants to the US, which is an important plot element in “Milly and the Macy’s Parade.”)
Discuss whether the film is fiction or nonfiction and how students came to their conclusions.