Scary Halloween lesson for "The Jigsaw Puzzle" by J.B. Stamper.
There is a do now, guided notes, guided practice, a demonstration of learning, stop and jot questions (to lead to theme), pre-reading, and then independent practice with the story where students find the theme and two pieces of evidence to support their theme.
The lesson is a little long (~60 minutes), but a lot can be cut out. The longest part will be reading the story.
I am planning on doing this lesson on Friday with my kids!!
Please let me know how the story works for your class!
If you have a double block, i would add a writing component where students write a paragraph about what the theme is, and then support it with evidence from the text.
Note:fomating is a little off on the thumbnails. Preview the document to see how it will look