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Realistic Fiction Inspired Writing

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This page is designed to share the realistic fiction texts we have written in class as a result of our realistic fiction unit of study.  Our course text, Units of Study is based on the underlying framework that what we write should be inspired by what we read. From immersing ourselves in a variety of well-written realistic ficiton and spending time in close study noticing author's craft, we have each tried our hands at writing our own realistic fiction.  Please post yours here and specifically address "What have you read that is like what you are trying to write?"  In other words, let us know your mentor text(s) and any author's craft you were intentional about implementing.   *Please add your first and last name and the title and author of your text with your post. 


Realistic Ficiton We've Written and the Authors Who've Inspired Us





Realistic Fiction Unit of Study by Bonnie Cumbo

I chose this unit of study to use with a second grade class.  We used two mentor texts.  They were Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon by Cynthia Rylant and Wilson Sat Alone by Debra Hess.  Then we created a noticings chart listing the characteristics of realistic fiction.  Then the students began to work on their own piece of realistic fiction.  They included some of the characteristics of the mentor texts that we used in class.


Here are a few student samples. I will take these pieces and create a realistc fiction class book. 


The Best Basketball Team by Zeke


One stormy Sunday, the basketball team worked hard to win their season title against the Kentucky Wildcats.  They have only lost one game in history.  They've been undefeated the whole history except their first game in history.  First, to win they had to practice for three hours straight..  Next, they had to believe in yourself 900%.  Last, they had to try thier best.  Finally, they won the game.


A Day at the Zoo by Isaiah


This was no an ordinary day.  Tommy fed the tigers and tommy played peekaboo with the gorillas.  He was at the Riverbank Zoo in Columbia.  Tommy bought some food for the animals.  First, he fed the tigers.  He was scared of the gorillas.  They looked at the monkeys.  Finally, he bought a cone of chocolate ice cream and relaxed after a fun dat at the zoo.


Deerhunting by Zachary Cromer


It was a sunny day.  The boys went to the range.  They were doing deer hunting with John and Beck.  John shot over 20 deer bucs at one time.  John's favorite gun was a  shot gun.l  Kevn's favorite gun was a nine millmeter gun. Beck's favorite gun was a 22 rifle.  Josy's favorite gun was a machine gun.  Jill's favorite gun was a colored army machine gun.  Jill likes riding a four wheeler and shooting.  JOhn likes riding bikes and riding horses.  kevin likes riding a motorcycle.  They are good hunters. They are really good professionals.


The Softball Game by Jennifer McCrary


One bright Thuresday, a group of girls had to ploay there last softball game.  They have never won a single game.  They were sad because they had not won a game.  They had bad luck at McMillan field.  On the last game every single girl caught every ball.  Nobody struck out.  They hit the ball to the fence.  All kids of people cheered and cheered.  They won there last game.  Now McMillan filed was their most favorite biled.  The girls Jessica, Alexis, and Natalie had a grettime.  They never lost a game again.





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