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The difference between main idea and theme seems to be one of the more difficult concepts for kids to grasp.
This anchor chart can help kids see the direct differences between main idea and theme.
You have two options!
You can print the full anchor chart for a quick reference sheet.
You can print the anchor chart with blanks for simple note-taking. I love to use the blanks with my students when we go over the skill so I can be sure they're paying attention, but they don't have to write everything in their notebook.
Perfect for differentiation!