This product is an interactive PowerPoint Presentation that contains a lesson about the differences between main idea and theme. It contains 4 slides.
Slide 1: Contains a brief overview of the lesson, and lesson objectives
Slide 2: Activated students background knowledge by having them state what main idea and theme are. Then, the slide presents the differences between main idea and theme as well as examples. This allows the teacher to model how to differentiate both. In addition, students are provided with sentence stems to guide their discussion.
Slide 3: This slide is a practice slide that contains a longer text in which students have to identify the theme and the main idea of the text. Students are also provided with sentence stems to guide their discussion. (Sometimes I have printed this slide and have students work with a partner )
Slide 4: Contains an exit slip.