THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN UPDATED! The handouts are more modern and user friendly and have various components added to make for more rigorous teaching. I left the original version in the file folder for you. Make sure to view this version as it has printables not included in the updated one!
This is a great short story to use with your students when teaching the concept of theme. It's perfect for the weeks before Christmas/Winter break. (This packet does not include, due to copyrighting purposes, the story. However, it is easily found on the web for free.) This is over 30 pages worth of teaching!
-overhead transparency/printable focusing on author Pearl S. Buck
-Theme in Literature transparencies/printables (5)
-Grinch Who Stole Christmas theme tie in (transparency / printable)
-Practice pages including short Aesop stories for your students to read and identify theme (4)
-music tie in (printable where students identify the theme of Harry Chapin's song 'Cat's In the Cradle')
-Music assignment where your students bring in song lyrics and identify the theme
-Cell Phone (Theme) Craftivity
-Readers' Theater (focusing on theme)
Your kids will have fun with the activities and really understand theme!
I hope you find this as useful as I do in my own classroom. Enjoy!