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Aca-Scuse Me? Teaching Theme vs. Main Idea With Music and Lyrics
This assignment is PITCH PERFECT for teaching theme to students grades 4 through 8!***UPDATED 9/8/18 TO INCLUDE:***PRE/POST TEST ANSWER KEYSCONCEPT HANDOUT FOR STUDENTSANSWER SHEETS FOR EACH OF THE 5 SONGSIf you are like me back during my first year of teaching 5th, I struggled to teach main idea an
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Theme vs. Main Idea
Theme vs. Main Idea includes links to helpful templates and graphic organizers. As writing is embedded into the Expeditionary curriculum and not yet strongly developed, we as teachers must seek multiple outside resources to effectively teach and successfully promote an understanding of the differen
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Teaching Narrative Writing
This resource was designed to teach the basic components of narrative writing to students grades 3 and above-- by using a lot of fun pop-culture references! Students will love seeing new concepts reinforced by references to old favorite stories such as Moana and Charlotte's Web, as well as reference
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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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Main Idea Passages (Fall)
This main idea resource comes with 20 fall themed main idea passages for you to teach your students how to recognize the main idea within a short, simple text. Comprehension questions are included as well. Comprehension questions include two response questions: What is the main idea? and What was on
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ELA Mini Flip Book BUNDLE (Grammar, Punctuation, Point of View, etc.)
If you're looking for a new way to either teach new concepts, review material or have a resource that students can reference any time of the year, flip books are a great tool for an English Language Arts classroom. These hands-on, interactive resources are perfect for upper elementary, middle and hi
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Main Idea Passages (For The Entire Year)
This main idea resource comes with fall, winter, and spring themed, as well as generic with no particular theme, main idea passages for you to teach your students how to recognize the main idea within a short, simple text. Comprehension questions are included as well. Comprehension questions include
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Identifying the Topic and Main Idea
Do your students always correctly identify the topic and main idea of an informational text? I find that some students can identify the topic of a text (“ice cream”), but may have trouble identifying the main idea ABOUT the topic that the author wants them to know. They might repeat or generalize th
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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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Reading Strategy Groups: Main Idea
Four COMPLETE strategy group lessons that are ready to print and go! The four lessons in this unit are:1. Repeating Words = Main Topic2. Subtopics and Details3. Paraphrase Sections to Find the Main Idea4. Add Up Details That Support the Main IdeaEach lesson includes:- WARM UP: Quick tasks that revi

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Main Idea Activities and Task Cards
Help your students identify the main idea and supporting details in the nonfiction texts that they read with these activities and task cards. Anchor chart posters and student reference sheet are informative resources for young readers both during the unit and throughout the school year. With a varie

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Kindness in the Classroom featuring Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
Kindness in the Classroom is so important, and one of the best books to help teach this is Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson. This bundle in both digital using Google Slides and PDF includes a book companion for introductions, a hands on kindness building lapbook project, a class book project, and

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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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Main Idea, Cause and Effect, Theme Literacy and Science Unit
Spring into science with a unit all about kites! Skills addressed in this unit are main idea and detail, cause and effect, theme, how-to writing, scientific method, all related to fiction and informational text about kites. This unit is great for test preparation, skill review, or skill introducti
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Personal Narrative Writing - Unit Five - Developing a Meaningful Theme
This is a set of Common Core aligned resources for Personal Narrative Writing in Writer's Workshop! Designed specifically for upper elementary grades, these lessons focus on developing a meaningful theme This unit also covers theme vs. main idea and analyzing theme in mentor texts. These activities
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Fiction- Reader's Interactive Notebook
Fiction- Reader's Interactive Notebook This Fiction Unit for your students' interactive reading notebook includes over 25 page additions that work to create an amazing resource for your students to reference over and over again. Created to fit in a regular composition notebook, these pages are a c
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Theme Lesson Bundle
This almost 40 page bundle includes everything you need to teach Theme. It includes: - a student handout with explanation on theme vs main idea, definition of theme, examples, and a completed short passage and graphic organizer - two graphic organizers (one to be used with songs/poetry, the other
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Teaching Theme BUNDLE! - Close Reading Strategies, Quotes, Posters
This huge bundle of theme activities, printables, and worksheets comes with over 120 pages for students! At 20% off this bundle includes everything you need to teach students the difference between topic and theme. Tons of practice pages are included that guide students through the process of find
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Comparing Topic, Main Idea, Theme, and Moral
Our students need clarity when it comes to English terminology. Use the “Comparing Topic, Main Idea, Theme, and Moral” document for poster use or student reference. Your students can also cut, fold, or cover parts of the document in order to compare: topic vs. theme, topic vs. main idea, main idea v
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Label Defining Main Idea Vs. Theme
This is designed to be printed on Avery 8163 shipping labels for students to place in their Reader's Notebook. It gives a definition of what the main idea of a text is vs. what the theme of a text is. I teach mini-lessons on main idea and theme and students then place the label on a clean sheet in t
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Teaching Theme {PowerPoint, Mentor Text, Centers, and Assessment}
Since I am required to follow my reading series, I often find myself struggling to teach theme repeatedly throughout the school year. The skill pops up every few weeks, and I am always running out of in-class activities, task cards, and center activities to keep my students learning and practicing.

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100th Day of School Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade
This 100th Day of School resource is packed full of fabulous activities that are educational, exciting, and engaging! This is a Read Aloud for The Night Before the 100th Day of School that is all ready prepared for you and your K-1st grade students.This Read Aloud uses the book (not included) The Ni

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