Use this lesson to help students understand how to find the THEME of their stories (the lesson the author wants us to learn) by understanding the PLOT vs. the THEME. Plot vs. Theme can be a challenging concept for students to understand, this mini lesson will help clearly show the difference between the two, and how we can use events from the plot to determine the THEME. In this lessons I use the stories
“Fourth Grade Rats” by Jerry Spinelli
These slides are EDITABLE so you may use a book of your choice if you prefer! I find that teaching my lessons digitally (instead of simply writing on an anchor chart) allows my students to be more engaged, and I can include fun photos, videos in order to enhance the lessons, and can save my lessons from year to year! Enjoy these slides and if you have any questions please feel free to send me a message through TpT!