Ada's Violin Book Companion | Main Idea and Theme
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This comprehensive book companion includes a slide presentation, printable booklets (in black and white and color), graphic organizers, discussion cards, and a lesson plan. In addition to printable options, it contains digital options for Google™ slides and a Google™ form. Students will use graphic organizers to respond to the book Ada's Violin by identifying the main idea, topics, and theme that are found in the book and will complete an exit ticket about main idea and theme to demonstrate understanding.
Finding the main idea and the theme of a text can be challenging. I find that repeated teacher modeling and student practice helps considerably! I like to emphasize that there is an element of opinion in a theme whereas a main idea is a statement or very short summary of a work.
Ada's Violin, by Susan Hood is a great text to use for determining both main idea and theme. In this presentation, teachers and students are guided to find both. You can also add a very brief geography connection by having students find Paraguay on a world map or globe. In addition, I have included a list of vocabulary words for discussion before reading.
This resource now includes more options for distance learning.
Students love learning about real people and their stories of perseverance and triumph. Children can never have too many role models!
This lesson is aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as well as Virginia SOLs.
The book is NOT included.
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Blog Post 11/20/2017