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Teaching about theme - some great ideas here.  I don't like the one word "themes" on the one anchor chart since they don't correspond to the definition of theme ("the message, moral or lesson..."), but there are some excellent ideas for teaching theme and assessing it here.

11 Tips for Teaching About Theme in Language Arts

Teaching about theme - some great ideas here. I don't like the one word "themes" on the one anchor chart since they don't correspond to the definition of theme ("the message, moral or lesson..."), but there are some excellent ideas for teaching theme and assessing it here.

Another take on the theme anchor chart...Good way to explain it.  I always struggle to explain the difference between theme and main idea.

Another take on the theme anchor chart...Good way to explain it. I always struggle to explain the difference between theme and main idea.

Main Idea vs. Theme Sort!  Free download. Plus a blog entry with other great ideas.

Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme

Theme Anchor Chart - Mini Anchor Charts are a great addition to your interactive reading journal

Reading Strategies Mini Anchor Charts

Understanding and identifying theme is a higher-order skill that often leaves many students scratching their heads.  Use these tips, examples, and resources from Presto Plans to help you along the way.  This free bulletin board and activity helps students differentiate between topic and theme by having them write a thematic statement in the form of a social media post (140 characters or less) with a relevant topic hashtag.

Understanding and identifying theme is a higher-order skill that often leaves many students scratching their heads. Use these tips, examples, and resources from Presto Plans to help you along the way. This free bulletin board and activity helps students differentiate between topic and theme by having them write a thematic statement in the form of a social media post (140 characters or less) with a relevant topic hashtag.

The theme of the "In the time of the Butterflies" novel is heroism can be found in the last individual(s) you can think of. That's the theme because Minerva, Mate, and Patria was 3 ordinary girls born on a farm, who Trujillo thought he would were weak and he could control easily like he did the others. But they turned out to be one of most influential rebellious group and political rights advocates of the 1900's.

Reading Notebook Anchor Charts

The theme of the "In the time of the Butterflies" novel is heroism can be found in the last individual(s) you can think of. That's the theme because Minerva, Mate, and Patria was 3 ordinary girls born on a farm, who Trujillo thought he would were weak and he could control easily like he did the others. But they turned out to be one of most influential rebellious group and political rights advocates of the 1900's.

Theme Main Idea. Teach kids to learn the difference between the two, and they will FINALLY understand how they both function in books!

Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme

Theme Main Idea. Teach kids to learn the difference between the two, and they will FINALLY understand how they both function in books!

A Lesson on Theme, from The Thinker Builder. Uses 'Owl Moon' to discover and explain story themes. (Includes free lesson with printables.)

A Lesson on Theme, from The Thinker Builder. Uses 'Owl Moon' to discover and explain story themes. (Includes free lesson with printables.)

Interactive Notebook Linky Party ~ Five for Friday! - I'm Lovin' Lit

Interactive Notebook Linky Party ~ Five for Friday

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