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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 PostersEssential

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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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Story Elements in 5 Days:  BUNDLED Lessons to Teach Fiction Story Elements
This is a BUNDLE of 6 week-long lesson study standards-based (both CCSS and TEKS) sets to teach fiction story elements. These literary element lesson packs will have your students learning about, discussing, and applying ideas throughout the course of five days (times 6...as there are 6 different l
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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 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 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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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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Fables Teaching Theme & Message BUNDLE 3rd 4th Grade RL3.2 RL3.3 RL4.2 RL4.3
Teach multiple standards with this thorough fable bundle. Everything you need to engage your students in a close read is at your fingertips: from character and plot analysis, determining theme and message, using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words, to practicing fluency and expre
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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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Theme - Engaging Activities to Identify the Theme of a Story
Are you teaching your students how to identify the theme of a story? Theme is the central message, lesson, or moral of a story. This product will help your students practice identifying the theme. Students will also be able to retell/summarize a story using the graphic organizers provided. Keepi
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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: 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 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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