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Theme & Main Idea Sort
I use this resource as a supplemental resource for my main idea and theme unit. I think discussing these two at the same time is important because students often times try to give the main idea as the theme. It’s important for them to really see the differences between the two. To prepare the game,

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MAIN IDEA AND THEME
MAIN IDEA AND THEME: Main Idea and Theme are terms which are often confused by students. This ready-to-use resource has everything you need to clarify the terms for your class and allow them to practice applying the concept! INCLUDED IN YOUR PURCHASE • An 17 slide Powerpoint presentation that
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Comparing Theme and Main Idea Sort/ Matching Game
In this product you will find:16 themes cards16 main ideas cards1 sorting mat1 anchor chartCut out the theme and main idea cards, Print the cards on colored cardstock and laminate for durability. There are a few different ways to use this product. Students can either use the cards as a sort or as a
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Identifying Theme and Main Idea Task Card Bundle -Includes Optional QR Codes!
Common Core Aligned ELA Test Prep and Centers! Do your students struggle telling the difference between Main Idea and Theme? If so, this set of 32 Task Cards is perfect! Students read the passage and either find the Main Idea or the Theme. Each Contain Two sets of Task Cards One With and One Wi
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Finding the Theme and Comparing Theme to  Main Idea
Finding the theme of a piece of text can be difficult, and then trying to identify the difference between theme and main idea can be almost impossible! This great set gives students guided notes and practice of both skills with multiple texts. This is the perfect addition to an interactive notebook
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Teaching Theme Activities Bundle - Teaching Theme in Literature
This resource is a bundle of my 4 theme resources: Determining Theme - Scaffolded to Build UnderstandingThis resource is scaffolded to help your students develop a thorough understanding of how to determine themes in literature. It helps you teach theme in a variety of different ways and addresses
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Determine Theme - Reading Passages, Activities, Graphic Organizers, Practice
This resource is scaffolded to help your students develop a thorough understanding of how to determine themes in literature. It helps you teach theme in a variety of different ways and addresses aspects of theme that students find most confusing. Reading passages - both shorter and longer - are in

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Main Idea or Theme? Cut and Paste Sorting Activity
Main Idea vs. Theme. This activity provides a fun, engaging, and meaningful way to practice identifying main idea and theme. Students will cut out examples and glue them in the correct column.Answer key included.Here's what other customers said about this product:"Your cut and paste activities are s
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Main Idea VS Theme Anchor Chart
This anchor chart poster is great resource for students to review or glue into literacy notebooks to distinguish the difference between theme and main idea in fictional text.
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Theme Vs. Main Idea
From powerpoint lessons for the virtual teacher, this mini lesson dives into the differences between theme and main idea in reading and writing. It has an introduction, examples, and student practice.
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Central Message and Lesson Unit {Sharon Summarizing Squirrel}
**Now available - Accompanying hands-on tools in our Reading Intervention Kit.** Central Message and Lesson Unit {Sharon Summarizing Squirrel} It important for students to understand the difference between the theme and main idea. The theme of a story is the central message or moral of the story.
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Theme vs. Main Idea Interactive Notebook Mini Book
Are you looking for a fun way to help your students understand the difference between theme and main idea? Not only is this book an interactive way for students to learn more about theme and main idea, it's also a convenient writing reference that easily stores in a desk, binder pocket, or pencil ca

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Theme Vs. Main Idea Anchor Chart / Reference Page
This chart shows the difference between Theme and Main Idea and connects them with the concept that they are both about "getting the message." Each has examples of texts that use either a theme or a main idea. This chart is formatted for regular 8.5x11 printer paper, but can be sized up or down ea
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Theme or Main Idea?
Students often confuse theme and main idea. Use these resources to make differentiating between the two more clear for your students. The sorting activity is a quick, effective practice for determining the difference between theme and main idea. The gallery walk includes six short texts for stude
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Exploring Theme Paper Bag Book
Need a fun hands project for your students' ELA block to practice theme? Look no further. This paper bag mini book project hits all of the teaching points for theme and compares it to main idea. It can be used as a work station, in interactive notebooks, or as an at home project. Students write in d

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Main Idea Study Guide and Test
This package is perfect for helping assess your student's understanding of Main Idea. Here, you will find a Main Idea study guide and test. Additionally, you will see that this specific assessment touches on the differences between theme and main idea.
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Theme OR Main Idea?
This resource will help guide teachers in explaining the difference between theme and main idea. This includes a short lesson and practice passages and questions to help students practice the new content.
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Main Idea Tree Map
Use this tree map graphic organizer to assist students reading any text, informational or otherwise. This worksheet will help students to visually demonstrate the difference between theme and main idea, and identify multiple main ideas in an informative text. Cheers!
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Theme versus Main Idea
This organizer can be used as an anchor chart for student learning or activity for in-class use to show the difference between theme and main idea.
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Main Idea and Identifying Details Reading Strategy Poster
Based upon the Springboard into Comprehension Reading Strategies for levels 24 - 30. Poster includes a child friendly definition with an example and the difference between theme and main idea, plus a stylish modern design. Available in a pack of 5 posters including the 6 Reading Strategies taught f
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Theme VS Main Idea Presentation and Activity
This Power Point presentation goes over the differences between themes and main ideas. It also contains a group reading activity that has students fill out a graphic organizer at the end of the presentation.
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Main Idea vs. Theme Task Cards
Main Idea vs. Theme? Engage your students in understanding the difference between the main idea of a story and the theme of a story with these 16 unique, DIFFERENTIATED task cards! *This is the original Main Idea vs. Theme resource!* The cards include 16 original stories. Set #1 includes a prom

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Theme Statements - Teaching Theme - Identify Theme - Finding Theme in Literature
Finding theme in literature is a difficult skill to master. This unit breaks down the skill into 6 lessons that are scaffolded. It includes lesson plans, passages, printouts, and tasks that assess each learning target. It is so thorough that the teacher will need little prep time. The unit al
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FINDING THE MAIN IDEA: Mini-lesson with Non-Fiction Texts
Identifying the main idea and supporting details of a reading passage is a skill that students need to practice over and over again. This print-'n-go resource can help! This engaging lesson helps students learn to identify the main idea of a reading passage with a mini-lesson, 6 original information
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