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    Theme Graphic Organizer {Alien Themed}

    FREE graphic organizer to help students determine the THEME of a literary work.

    Free graphic organizers/printables for theme and summary (RL.3.2, RL.4.2, and RL.5.2)


    Theme Graphic Organizer Handout for Any Novel or Short Story

    common themes in books

    Theme Freebie

    GREAT WAY TO TEACH THEME! Think that it is cool how they were able to make it interesting for teenagers.

    THEME: Using Interactive Common Core Reading Journals to Teach Theme

    Theme/Authors Message Chart

    Character Traits-Character Map

    blog about teaching theme + anchor chart

    Teacher has created long list of cartoon Pixar (and other) shorts to be used to teach reading strategies. She also has graphic organizers to go with them....Totally and completely amazing! What a great way to get (and keep) the kids' attention!


    Theme Vs. Lesson

    How to write a concise summary for third graders! (FREEBIE!)

    A list of books for teaching specific concepts, such as plot.

    Teaching characterization Have students use the book to draw a picture of the character. Then they add speech bubbles to show the characters point of view and thoughts. I couldn't find this on the blog, but the picture and explanation above should be enough...what a great idea!

    Freebie! This resource includes two grade 3 common core interactive notebook reading lessons, printable student pages, graphic organizers, a reflection on learning printable, and explanations for the lessons!

    A collection of photos to use when teaching inference.