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Teaching Theme In Literature Activities and Posters | Finding the Theme

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    Looking of theme anchor charts to help your students master understanding the theme and life lessons found in the books that they read?

    Help your students to understand and identify the themes and life lessons in the books that they read and distinguish the difference between them. Focus on teaching literary theme with these anchor chart posters and student reference sheet are informative resources for young readers both during the unit and throughout the school year. With a variety of graphic organizers, question stems, and practice activities your students will become an expert in finding the theme and life lesson in no time at all!

    This resource is loaded with many different graphic organizers to help your students search and find the theme in their own books and can be used again and again with new books and stories.

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    CONTENTS for Theme Pack {This set includes digital version}

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    ✓“What is the Theme?” Anchor Chart

    ✓“How To Find the Theme of a Story” Anchor Chart

    ✓“Theme Equation” Anchor Chart

    ✓“Asking Questions to Find the Theme” Anchor Chart

    ✓“Thinking About the Theme Helps You…” Anchor Chart

    ✓Difference Between Theme and Life Lesson Anchor Chart

    ✓List of Common Themes Anchor Chart

    ✓What Is a Life Lesson? Anchor Chart

    ✓Theme Continuum

    ✓Theme Scoring Rubric

    ✓Student Reference Sheet for Theme {3 different sizes}

    ✓Theme Pre/Post Assessment to use with Any book

    ✓Theme Modeled Writing Example to use with the book Brave Irene

    ✓10 Theme Graphic Organizers

    ✓Theme and Life Lesson Reader Response Sheets

    ✓3 Same Theme/Different Book Graphic Organizers

    ✓Theme Illustration Sheet

    ✓Life Lesson Illustration Sheet

    ✓Theme Flip Book

    ✓Theme/Evidence Sticky Note Organizer

    ✓Theme Question Stems for Independent Reading

    ✓6 Finding the Theme Task and Answer Card Sets (color & BW)

    ✓4 Theme Practice Passages & 2 Match the Theme and Life Lesson Practice

    ✓Teacher Notes and Book Recommendations

    CONTENTS for Theme Poster Pack

    11 Different Posters/Anchor Charts including:



    ✓Compassion & Kindness









    ✓“What is the Theme?” Poster

    ✓Common Themes List (Color and BW)

    ✓Student Reference/Definition Sheet

    ✓Theme Definition Poster

    ✓11 Theme Posters (Color and BW)

    ✓Editable Blank Templates {color, black and white, and mini size}

    ✓Small Theme Posters (4 to a page for student notebooks)

    ✓Teacher Notes & Book Suggestions

    Please see the preview for a more detailed look at everything included in this reading pack!

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
    Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
    Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
    Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.


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