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Theme Resources | Activities for Teaching Theme
This themes in literature resource contains everything you need to teach theme to your 4th and 5th grade students. Click here to check out my Reading Units Bundle for 4th and 5th Grade that includes this resource and TEN other resources. This Teaching Themes resource contains: Teaching Posters Es

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Teaching Theme with Aesop's Fables
Finding the theme can be confusing for students. It's always so hard to teach! Using fables seems to help students identify themes a little easier, so I created this product for just that reason! This product aligns perfectly with Common Core standards: RL.3.2, RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.2.Included: ⭐
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Compare and Contrast Themes & Topics Across Cultures | Teaching Theme
This product is designed to be used as a teaching supplement for RL.4.9 - Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures. →This product
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TEACHING THEME UNIT POWERPOINT & NOTES: TEACH, PRACTICE, TEST- MIDDLE SCHOOL ELA
Teach theme in literature with this animated PowerPoint, a choice of student notes, worksheets, and a theme test. Lesson plans and extensions activities are also included in this comprehensive unit! Determining theme in literature is a challenging literary element for middle school students to gra

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Teaching Theme Task Cards Game {Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions}
This Teaching Theme Board Game can make this difficult reading skill much more fun! This game contains 30 paragraph game cards and a game board to help students practice finding the theme of a paragraph. This theme game works great as a pair/group activity, or for use in literacy centers. Includ

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Teaching Theme: Passages Designed to Identify Theme
Do your kids have trouble with identifying the theme of a story? This resource included 10 fiction passages written specifically for students to learn theme of fiction texts. A recording sheet is included, as well as a thinking mat. This resource can be used in a number of different ways such as who
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Finding & Teaching THEME: Task Cards & More (DIFFERENTIATED)
A FAVORITE WITH MY STUDENTS! These short stories are HIGH INTEREST, realistic fiction, written with an identifiable THEME. I wrote them for the purpose of students to gain confidence with understanding and identifying the tricky concept of THEME. Teaching theme is fun if you have the righ
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Identify Theme / Determine Theme / Find Theme in Literature / Teaching Theme
Teaching Theme / Identify Theme / Determine Theme / Find Theme in Literature / Literary Theme can be a difficult skill to master. This unit breaks down the skill into 6 theme lessons that are scaffolded. It includes lesson plans, passages, printouts, and tasks that assess each learning target. It
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3 Theme Lesson Plans for Teaching Theme - Passages and Worksheets
Understanding a story’s theme is critical to deciphering the author’s message in a text. This 3-day theme unit is designed to make learning fun while helping students go beyond the surface meaning of text to truly understand the author's message and the underlying meaning of the text. Filled with

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Teaching Theme Task Cards: Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends
HIGHLY DIFFERENTIATED BEST SELLER!! Students first learn theme vocabulary and topics before progressing to identifying the theme in the story. The materials can be used for whole group instruction, small group, remediation, centers, homeschool, summer school, and as individual assessments. Includ
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Theme and Teaching Theme
Theme can be a difficult concept for intermediate-aged students. This extra-helpful, engaging unit makes teaching theme super easy and enjoyable! Students LOVE the hands-on, high-interest activities, and you will enjoy the low amount of prep work involved! Click HERE to save 20% by buying the bund

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TEACHING THEME POWERPOINT & NOTES: CORNELL & FOLDING INTERACTIVE
Theme: PowerPoint and Notes takes a challenging concept and makes it easy and fun! The guided notes come in two styles: folding and Cornell. ( I like choices, don't you?) The 26 slide PowerPoint includes the following: ★ how to differentiate between a theme and a topic ★ a simple, memorable way to
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Teaching Theme with Aesop's Fables Bundle Volume One
Are you teaching your students how to determine the theme, moral, lesson, and central message of a story? This product provides your students with many opportunities. Students will use text evidence, identify the theme, understand vocabulary, identify story elements, and practice retelling/summari
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Teaching Theme with Fables - The Lion and the Mouse
Are you teaching your students how to determine the theme, moral, lesson, and central message of a story? This product provides your students with many opportunities. Students will use text evidence, identify the theme, understand vocabulary, identify story elements, and practice retelling/summari

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Teaching Theme in Literature (Definitions, Bulletin Board, Book Suggestions)
Grab these 27 definition posters for Teaching Theme in Literature. You can use these to create a themes in literature bulletin board or visual minilesson aids for your anchor charts as you teach themes in reader's workshop. Choose from three beautiful versions--full sized pages with definitions, 1/2

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Teaching Theme: THE MEssage
One way you can help your students decipher the difference between a theme and a summary is to start by simply labeling any charts you create for theme as "THE MEssage." This helps students remember that a theme is a message that you can find and apply to your own life. It can be more complicated th
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Teaching Theme with Aesop's Fables -  Volume One & Volume Two
Are you teaching your students how to determine the theme, moral, lesson, and central message of a story? This product provides your students with many opportunities. Students will use text evidence, identify the theme, understand vocabulary, identify story elements, and practice retelling/summari
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Teaching Theme Reading Comprehension Passages with Questions
Focus in on the theme of a story with your students using these fun, practical passages. This pack contains ten passages specifically designed to teach students how to determine the theme of a story. Each single page story features a response sheet in which students will take a closer look at the ce
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Fables Teaching Theme & Message BUNDLE 3rd 4th Grade RL3.2 RL3.3 RL4.2 RL4.3
Teach multiple literature standards with these all-in-one, easily constructed, double-sided fable flipbooks. Everything you need to engage your students in a close read is at your fingertips. Each of the five flipbooks include the fable itself and all the essential questions/graphic organizers (sp
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Finding & Teaching THEME: Task Cards & More w/ Bonus POWER POINT
A FAVORITE WITH MY STUDENTS! THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS MY ORIGINAL "TEACHING THEME AND MORE" PLUS POWER POINT VERSION OF PRODUCT! (BOTH LOCATED IN CONVENIENT ZIP FOLDER). I HAVE COMPLETELY REFORMATTED FOR A BETTER VIEW ON SMART BOARD AND HAVE ADDED ADDITIONAL COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS FOR EACH PASSAGE (
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Reader's Theater: Aesop's Fables and teaching THEME (intermediate)
Directly aligned to the common core standards for traditional literature, students will actively engage in character dialogue to help identify common themes pulled from the morals in these 8 classic Aesop fables written in these entertaining Reader’s Theater scripts! By providing more than 24 indiv
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Teaching Theme with Fables - The Hare and the Tortoise
Are you teaching your students how to determine the theme, moral, lesson, and central message of a story? This product provides your students with many opportunities. Students will use text evidence, identify the theme, understand vocabulary, identify story elements, and practice retelling/summari

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Teaching Theme with Elephant and Piggie Books
Do you love Mo Willems' Elephant and PIggie books? They are perfect for our young readers. They teach intonation. They are entertaining. And you can use them to teach theme/central message! This resource includes printables for 9 Elephant and Piggie books to get your students started with theme/cen
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Teaching Theme | Theme PowerPoint Lesson
Teaching Theme | Theme PowerPoint Lesson Students will learn how to identify the theme of stories, theme of fables and theme in books. A perfect introduction to learning the importance of theme. Enjoy teaching with this ready to use, best selling PowerPoint lesson about theme! ❤ CLICK HERE TO FO
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Teaching Theme with Theme Task Cards, Theme Posters, Theme Activities
This bundle is all you need to teach the difficult concept of theme! Students start with one word themes and learn to expand them into theme statements. Most of the activities can be used with any book you read this year! Task cards,anchor charts, graphic organizers, posters, and mini-poster hand
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Teaching Theme Mini-Unit
This is a mini-unit to teach the basic concept of theme. It will take 3-5 days depending on your students. In my experience, for 8th graders, theme is one of the hardest concepts to grasp—partly because of their age and their limited life experience. The structured questions and the “formula” pr
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Theme: A Step by Step Modified Approach to Teaching Theme
This is a fun introductory unit with supports and activities that will help to insure that your students will understand and be able to identify theme and supporting details. This unit is ideal for students in grades 2 through 4, remedial reading classes, homeschool, special needs, and ELL/ESL. The
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Teaching Theme
This is a power point I used with my third-graders to teach finding the THEME of a text. Examples, descriptions, and interactive practice is included in the power point.
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Teaching Theme to Middle School Students
Teaching an abstract topic like "theme" to middle school kids can be a legitimate challenge. In this lesson, you'll discover how to lead students to come to an understanding of theme inductively. And, in so doing, you'll also provide a powerful rationale for your class disciplinary policies. This
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Teaching Theme with Fables - The Owl & the Grasshopper
Are you teaching your students how to determine the theme, moral, lesson, and central message of a story? This product provides your students with many opportunities. Students will use text evidence, identify the theme, understand vocabulary, identify story elements, and practice retelling/summari

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Theme - Using Advice Columns to Teach Theme
PURPOSE: To many students, much of school has become bland, impersonal, boring and without meaning to students. Figuring out theme is a challenge, but one that can be achieved if we can make it personally meaningful to them. This activity will help students see the importance of theme is to build
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Teach Theme using these Anchor Charts!  Grades 1 - 6
Teaching the Theme of the Story with these Anchor Charts: What is the Theme of the Story? Teaching students to understand the theme behind a story is somewhat difficult. To help them identify the theme a little easier, use these anchor charts. Most every story will fall into one of these cat
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Teaching Theme
This purchase includes: - 3 different scaffolded foldables for teaching theme - 13 theme posters with definitions - Concentration game - Essential question prompts (oral and written comprehension) - Mentor text list with authors - Sentence structures for written comprehension
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Teaching Theme- 4th grade + - Common Core Aligned- UPDATED!
Common Core: Teaching Theme RL.5.2- UPDATED This packet is a great resource to use when teaching theme in literature. It is geared specifically for Common Core Standard RL.5.2 but can be used in both lower and higher grade levels. I have included both common words and phrases commonly used to descr
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Teaching Theme in Elementary Grades
Finding theme can be a difficult skill for students at any level. This packet has everything you need to teach theme in your classroom. This download includes... ~ three pages of lesson ideas to use when teaching theme in your classroom including information on how to introduce theme, modeling and
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Teaching Theme with Fables - The Town Mouse & the Country Mouse
Students will identify the theme, moral, lesson, and central message of a story. Students will use text evidence, identify the theme, understand vocabulary, identify story elements, retell and summarize. Aesop's fables are a wonderful way to teach these important skills. The Town Mouse & the

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“Teaching Theme and Central Message Made Simple!”
“Teaching Theme and Central Message Made Simple!” is a great tool to help teachers introduce theme and central message to their students. Inside this bundle you will find a 3-Day Lesson plan and 7 mini-posters to refer to during and after the initial instruction. The graphics support students in lea
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Teaching Theme for 4th and 5th grade Activity and Task Cards
I teach students to find the theme by identifying the problem, major events and resolution. Students use these elements of the story to see what the character has learned. This not only strengthens reading comprehension skills but also inferring within text. Included in this presentation are 16 ac
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Theme Teaching Theme & Abstract Nouns Response Cards Common Core
[[Literary Element Series]] Theme & Abstract Noun Response Cards [Mini-Lessons, Graphic Organizers, Posters] Grades 3-8 (HS SpEd & ELL) 5-in-1 Mega Bundle] Teaching Universal Theme Mega Bundle: 315+ Pages of Resources & Activities… $ave 30%! 1] Abstract Nouns: Theme & Symbolism
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Teaching Theme with Fables - The Dog and His Reflection
Are you teaching your students how to determine the theme, moral, lesson, and central message of a story? This product provides your students with many opportunities. Students will use text evidence, identify the theme, understand vocabulary, identify story elements, and practice retelling/summari

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Finding & Teaching THEME: ~ANIMATED STORY SLIDES: SUPPLEMENTAL POWER POINT
THIS RESOURCE CAN STAND ALONE, BUT IS THE POWER POINT COMPANION TO THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT (Teaching THEME: Task Cards & More (Differentiated). IT HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REFORMATTED TO HAVE AN IMPROVED VIEW ON A SMART BOARD (2018) AND I HAVE ADDED COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS TO ACCOMPANY EACH STORY SLIDE
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Teaching Theme with Aesop's Fables Bundle Volume Two
Are you teaching your students how to determine the theme, moral, lesson, and central message of a story? This product provides your students with many opportunities. Students will use text evidence, identify the theme, understand vocabulary, identify story elements, and practice retelling/summari
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Cornell Notes for teaching Theme
These Cornell notes with answers provide students with guiding questions for teaching theme as an element of literature. Realistic-teacher.blogspot.com Follow Me on Pinterest
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Teaching Theme using Me and Uncle Romie - a Shared Inquiry Lesson
This lesson requires no worksheets! It does, however, require a lot of great THINKING from your students! Includes a detailed lesson plan, with examples, and a theme poster. This is one of the most rewarding lessons I have ever created in twenty years of teaching! The lesson is on theme, but Me
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Teaching Theme as a Literary Element Lesson Plan
This is a complete lesson plan about teaching Theme as a literary element. It includes the goals, objectives, procedure, materials, and evaluation. Attached to the lesson plan is a Theme template/handout and an evaluation rubric. The theme lesson is based on Kevin Henkes' picture books. A templa
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Teaching Theme with Frozen
In this highly engaging and interactive activity/handout, students use "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" from Frozen to learn about theme in literature and how to use details to support theme. Students can watch the song online (optional) and then read the lyrics in the handout. Following this, th
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Teaching Theme through Pixar Shorts
Collection of different capture sheets for students to answer comprehension questions and identify the theme for 5 Pixar Shorts. Did a few last year and my students loved it! Was engaging and enjoyable! Pixar Shorts: 1) Boundin' 2) Partly Cloudy 3) For the Birds 4) Lava (Disney Video) 5) Piper All
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Teaching Theme Resources
Identifying theme is an important skill for readers. I created these resources to reinforce common themes with my students throughout the year: -the posters are displayed in our reading area for students to refer to all year long. -the headings are mounted on colorful paper or a bulletin bo
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TEACHING THEME MINI BUNDLE ~ INCLUDING ANITBULLYING
THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS MY ORIGINAL "TEACHING and FINDING THEME" ALONG WITH MY "ANTIBULLYING" TEACHING W/ THEME PRODUCT! A FAVORITE WITH MY STUDENTS! These short stories are HIGH INTEREST, realistic fiction, written with an identifiable THEME. I wrote them for the purpose of students to gain confide
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Teaching Theme with Fables - Belling the Cat
Are you teaching your students how to determine the theme, moral, lesson, and central message of a story? This product provides your students with many opportunities. Students will use text evidence, identify the theme, understand vocabulary, identify story elements, and practice retelling/summari

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Design the Front Cover of a Novel Project: Teaching THEME
The purpose of this project is to help your students display a theme from the story they are reading by designing and creating the front cover of the novel. When their audience sees the front cover, they should be able to identify the central idea of the novel based on the graphics, illustrations, a
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Teaching Theme {Interactive Posters} for First Grade & Kindergarten
You are receiving interactive posters that are perfect to record titles of books that you are reading while discussing theme. Hang in the classroom for student reference or even use to help create a bulletin board! Posters include: A Header (defines theme) Kindness Perseverance Courage Friendship
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