evaluate a fantasy element book

Instructions: Select a fantasy book to use for this assignment (either from the library or from the ones provided for you at the bottom of this assignment

*Share which fantasy book you chose and why you chose it.

*Then, provide a brief summary of the book. •

*Describe the elements that make it fit into the fantasy genre. •

Consider the seven (7) elements below and give specific examples that describe the elements as they apply to the book. If an element does not apply, describe why it does not apply.

o Magic: An example of magic is the Cheshire Cat’s ability to disappear in Alice and Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

o Other worlds: An example of other worlds is the chocolate factory in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Ronald Dahl.

o Universal Theme: (good versus evil, love, friendship, perseverance) An example is the friendship between Charlotte and Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White.

o Heroism: An example is Pippi Longstocking in The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

o Special Character Types: (fairies, giants, ogres, dragons, witches, unicorns and centaurs). An example is Tinkerbell in Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie.

o Talking Animals/Animals That Act Like People (anthropomorphism): An example is the toy rabbit in The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

o Fantastic Objects: An example is Dorothy’s red slippers in The Wonderful Wizzard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

• Describe a Language Arts Activity to do with children based on the book that you chose. Explain how and why you would do the activity to extend the learning from the book.


• Use your own words and include the in-text citation for any resources you may use when answering some of these questions.

o For example, if you are citing your textbook, use the in-text citation: (Kiefer & Tyson, 2019) and the reference: Kiefer, B. Z., Tyson, C. A., Parsons Barger, B., Patrick, L. & Reilly-Sanders, E. (2019). Charlotte Huck’s children’s literature: A brief guide (3rd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

• Be sure to use appropriate paragraph breaks and keep your writing free from spelling and grammatical errors.

Here are some ideas for books to use for the Unit 5 Assignment: Fantasy Elements.

Watch VideoCurious George Visits the Zoo

Duration: 6:01
User: Readers are Leaders – Added: 2/25/18

Watch VideoThe Rainbow Fish read by Ernest Borgnine

Duration: 6:20
User: StorylineOnline – Added: 5/21/12

Watch VideoThe Tub People (by Pam Conrad)

Duration: 4:33
User: Michael Chiviendacz – Added: 10/4/11

Watch VideoJumanji (Read by Robin Williams)

Duration: 17:31
User: Maurice Roberge – Added: 7/6/17

Watch VideoThe Velveteen Rabbit: Told by Meryl Streep (Official Rabbit Ears Video)

Duration: 6:10
User: PalaceDigital – Added: 12/18/07

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