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make this poster at the beginning of the year and add to it as we read -- my kids always have a hard time with theme

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Theme Anchor Chart! Great for discussing big ideas and themes in stories, along with questions to help with student thinking!

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Middle School Teacher to Literacy Coach: Close Read for Theme: Reading Workshop Minilesson

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from Lessons With Laughter

Teaching Theme

Teaching Theme THEME = THE MEssage Hang these up in the classroom and have book covers for the read alouds. Have students vote on the theme and explain why. Whichever one gets the most votes is where the book cover goes.

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from Teachers Pay Teachers

Just Keep Reading- Disney Finding Nemo

A fun poster for a Disney or Pixar themed classroom!

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~teaching THEME Fabulous Fourth Grade: Anchor Charts

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from the-teacher-next-door.com

Teaching Themes in Literature

Determining theme in a piece of literature is a challenging but important reading strategy. Learn lots of ideas to help you incorporate theme lessons in your classroom in this blog post.

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from Scholastic Teachers

My February Top Ten List: Resources and Lessons for Fiction Reading

Themes in literature.

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FREE! This activity makes a perfect independent or small group center for students to practice identifying theme in literature. Students will read fables and poems and select the best theme. Then, the students will read a drama and determine the theme and events from the text that support the theme.

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The Common Core State Standards require that students be able to recount stories and determine their central message, lesson, moral, or theme. Using the 9 main themes identified in my own classrom, I have created a quick and easy worksheet for students to use when determining theme and responding to literature!

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