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.
Free on TPT- So, what are some common themes that are found in literature? I am offering a more complex list of common themes found in literature, from young adult literature through the classics, as well as a few graphic organizers, and a PDF version of a SmartBoard lesson.
FREE! This Theme lesson is perfect for an introduction or review practice for teaching theme. These reading passages will challenge your 3rd-6th graders and provide you with printables that are no prep and easy to use!
Theme Anchor Chart by The Pinspired Teacher-Click here to see how The Pinspired Teacher documents the #CommonCore State Standards through anchor charts and how you can get this anchor chart in your classroom! http://thepinspiredteacher.blogspot.com/
Teaching Theme - Link to blog post with several ideas for interactive reading notebooks. First tree defines theme; second tree used to determine theme. Write the topics covered in the tree trunk (Home, Family, etc.), write a theme statement in the branches, and write text evidence of the theme in the tree's leaves. Practice finding the theme by watching Youtube videos of "theme songs" from old sitcoms and determining the "theme" of the show from the theme song!