Three fables from Aesop provide practice in connecting details from a story to find a theme and writing a paragraph to express that theme. Students identify connected details, translate those details into a theme, and write a constructed response, including a topic sentence, detail sentences, and conclusion.
• A poster with four steps for finding and writing about theme
• Three fables adapted for fourth grade readers: “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” “The Miller, His Son, and the Donkey,” and “The Fox and the Crow”
• Three corresponding organizers that guide students to find connected details then write a theme that provides an overarching idea
• Three corresponding answer sheets suitable for classroom display
• Generic organizer and answer sheet to use for any theme activity
• Rubric for constructed response on theme
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This product is also available as a part of an entire unit, RL.4.2 Finding a Theme Lesson Plans
, which also includes lesson plans, a PowerPoint presentation for direct instruction, and an assessment.
Complete units addressing additional CCSS Reading: Literature standards are available in my store:
*RL.4.1 Answering Questions Lesson Plans
*RL.4.3 Describing a Character Lesson Plans
*RL.4.4 Words from Mythology Lesson Plans
*RL.4.5 Prose, Drama, and Poetry
*RL.4.6 Determining and Defending Point of View Lesson Plans
*RL.4.9 Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Lesson Plans
*Literature Assessments - Grade 4
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Common Core State Standard Reading: Literature 4.2 (CCSS RL.4.2)
Stories Adapted from The Aesop for Children with Illustrations by Milo Winter, Published in 1919, Public Domain