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You could begin by working backward! Theme is soooo difficult for kids to grasp. This might help them by brainstorming stories/books that have specific themes!

Tone & Mood Anchor Chart This is a tricky one for me to teach so I will be making one of these next year for sure!

5th Grade blog - Reading and Writing. I could adapt this for first graders, especially toward the end of the year when they are all actually capable of reading but still want to play during independent reading time