Teaching Theme with Elephant and Piggie Books

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Grade Levels
1st - 2nd
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  1. Do you love Mo Willems' and David Shannon books? Teach your students about theme/central message and cause and effect using engaging books by these authors. Teaching Theme with Elephant and Piggie Books includes printables for 9 Elephant and Piggie books to get your students started with theme/centr
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Do you love Mo Willems' Elephant and PIggie books? They are perfect for our young readers. They teach intonation. They are entertaining. And you can use them to teach theme/central message!

This resource includes printables for 9 Elephant and Piggie books to get your students started with theme/central message.

This product includes:

♥theme poster

♥central message poster

♥evidence poster

♥9 theme posters (perseverance, kindness, sharing, friendship, forgiveness, patience, gratitude, honesty, compassion)

♥2 printables for each theme/central message to differentiate your instruction

♥4 printable to be used with any book

♥little reader for each theme

You will need access to the following Mo Willems stories, which can also be found on YouTube:

♥Can I Play Too?

♥There is a Bird on Your Head!

♥Should I Share My Ice Cream?

♥My Friend is Sad

♥I Love My New Toy!

♥Waiting is Not Easy!

♥The Thank You Book

♥Listen to My Trumpet!

♥A Big Guy Took My Ball!

If you do not have the books on hand, don't let that stop you. You can find the stories online. Many of them read by children.

***This product does not include the books.


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Teaching Cause and Effect with David Shannon Books

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Interactive Read Alouds Gratitude Bundle

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
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.


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