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RL.4.2 Finding a Theme and Summarizing Lesson Plans

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Lesson plans for RL.4.2 Finding a Theme and Summarizing a Text address Common Core State Standard Reading Literature 4.2. Using fables from Aesop (which are included), this two-part module teaches fourth grade students to summarize and find themes for short stories.

In Part One, students learn to summarize text focusing on key events in the plot. They learn what a summary should include and study an example from “The Three Little Pigs.” The teacher explains a step-by-step process, models the process with “The Boy Who Called Wolf,” and guides students through summarizing of “The Miller, His Son, and the Donkey.” After sufficient practice, students are asked to summarize “The Fox and the Crow” independently.

Part Two teaches students how to find a theme and explain it in a paragraph. The teacher models the process by determining and defending three possible themes for “The Three Little Pigs.” Students practice the process themselves by finding a theme for a “The Boy Who Called Wolf” and supporting it in a paragraph.

The module contains lesson plans, mini posters listing steps for writing a summary and steps for finding a theme, worksheets to guide students, and retellings of the fables. Rubrics for both summarizing and finding theme are included in this module.

Two companion Power Point presentations, also created by Brenda Kovich for the Common Core Literature Series, are now included this module. “RL.4.2 Summarizing” supports Part One, and “RL.4.2 Finding a Theme” supports Part Two.
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Lesson Plans - 20, Power Points - 16 and 23
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Days

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This really helped my students when identifying the theme!
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Great resource for explaining summarizing and finding theme step by step. Loved using this with my 4th graders!
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RL.4.2 Finding a Theme and Summarizing Lesson Plans
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RL.4.2 Finding a Theme and Summarizing Lesson Plans
RL.4.2 Finding a Theme and Summarizing Lesson Plans