Category Archives: Biographical Fiction

Book-Club Project ~ Writing a Resume

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resume-sampleThis week in our Book Clubs, you will write a resume for one of the characters in your book.  Be thoughtful about which book you choose this week.  You may certainly select a fiction book and write a resume for your fictional character.  Historical fiction is a great genre for this project.  However, you may also consider a nonfiction book.  A biography is a nice genre to pick for this project, as well.

Learn more about writing resumes for this project here:

To create your resume go to

Career Kids ~ My First Resume

Resources for Tomas and the Library Lady

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This week, we are reading Tomas and the Library Lady in our Houghton Mifflin reading book.  Here are some resources to increase your understanding and enjoyment of the story.

Click on “Meet the Author” to learn about the author.

Click on “Meet the Illustrator” to learn about the illustrator.

Click on “Video” to watch a video of the author talking about Tomas.

Click on “Review” to read a review of the story.

Click on e-Word Game to practice the vocabulary words.

The genre is biographical fiction.  Biographical fiction is a story containing facts about a person’s life which is based on careful research and presented in dramatic episodes that usually include fictionalized conversation.

Enjoy the story!

Resources for “By the Shores of Silver Lake”

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This week, we are reading an excerpt from the book By the Shores of Silver Lake, by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Here are some resources to improve your comprehension and enjoyment of the story.

  • To meet the author, click here.
  • To learn the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Laura Ingalls Wilder, click here.
  • For extra-credit Think About the Story questions to answer in the comment field, click here.
  • To read a story summary, click here.
  • To download our reading vocabulary and comprehension PowerPoint for the story, clickhere.
  • To learn the definitions to our vocabulary words, click here.
  • To practice this selection’s vocabulary words by playing an eWord  Game, click here.
  • To use the eGlossary, click here.
  • To take a vocabulary quiz and upload your certificate, click here.
  • To download and print a Hidden Message Puzzle to support the reading, click here.

Resources for “Tomas and the Library Lady”

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This week, we are reading Tomas and the Library Lady in our Houghton Mifflin reading book.  Here are some resources to increase your understanding and enjoyment of the story.

Click on “Meet the Author” to learn about the author.

Click on “Meet the Illustrator” to learn about the illustrator.

Click on “Video” to watch a video of the author talking about Tomas.

Click on “Review” to read a review of the story.

Click on e-Word Game to practice the vocabulary words.

The genre is biographical fiction.  Biographical fiction is a story containing facts about a person’s life which is based on careful research and presented in dramatic episodes that usually include fictionalized conversation.

Enjoy the story!