This lesson plan is used to introduce and teach the strategy of identifying theme. This lesson includes a graphic organizer that helps to scaffold students' thinking as well as ideas for other mentor texts that can be used for other lessons. This plan can easily be adapted for use over 3-4 days.
Sold separately is a interactive PowerPoint that is highly effective in motivating students to think about theme.
This lesson was used with much success with 4th and 5th grade students.