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    Scholastic's "Common Themes in Books" handout. There are also quick graphic organizers to use as well with your lessons. Theme is usually a tough one for my kiddos to grasp the first time around.

    This set includes 4th grade CCSS eligible prefixes and affixes including 7 prefixes (re, pre, mis, dis, un, in, and non) and 7 suffixes (ble, ly, or, full, less, ness, and ment). Each includes a full color 8 by 11 poster highlighting the meaning of prefix and suffixes as well as one for each affix with its meaning and a worksheet for students to brainstorm words which include this affix.The set also includes 2 word sort activities, one for prefixes and one for suffixes, and worksheet for studen.

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    This post on finding the theme is not only full of great ideas on how to teach this elusive skill, but you can also download this poster for free along with two super helpful printables.

    Reinforce the concept of theme with a theme wall.

    1st week of school activities: Read and use with the special name activity.

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