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What is Historical Fiction?
History is true, but fiction is not, so exactly what is historical fiction? This three-page worksheet takes a deep dive into this genre by explaining what historical fiction is and providing examples from writers like Stephen Crane, James Michener, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Students read excerpts from these authors' work and answer prompts, then use what they have learned to write a short piece of historical fiction of their own. Designed for a year five reading and writing curriculum, this resource helps children develop their skills in reading fiction and answering questions with evidence.What's the next genre in this worksheet series? It's a mystery! Do you get it? Just click here for a worksheet on the mystery and crime genre.