Use these graphic organizers on the Smartboard or projector to keep a class list of Themes/Author's Messages/Author's Purposes of the books read as a class. Or have students use these to chart the Themes/Messages/Purposes during their independent reading.
These graphic organizers make text-to-text connections visually obvious and will be springboards for rich classroom discussions.
The Author's Message chart is to be used with fiction (Literary texts)
The Author's Purpose chart is to be used with non-fiction (informational texts)