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Themes, What is the Big Idea?

Teaching themes can be hard for students to understand. Watch how your students begin to understand themes with this interactive bulletin board.

How to: Ink Fingers - blow up on photocopier. Trace lines over fingerprint filled with you phrases and words. (make one for each of us) word-art

Free Templates for lapbooks! Includes Pockets, Flap Books, Tri-folds, Petal Books, Layer Books, Shutterfold, Matchbooks, Fan Books, Tab Books, Simple Fold basic shapes, Accordion Books, and many more!

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

Good Fit Books: helps remind kids to pick books they'll enjoy, that they can handle, and that will help them whatever goal they have (research, getting AR points, etc)