Ways to Use this File:
Introducing or Reviewing Theme:
- There are printable posters/anchor charts to display in your classroom. (To make them poster sized, when you print them, print them at 200%. Then, tape the pieces of paper together to create a large, 4-pieced anchor chart to hang.) They come in color and black/white versions.
- There is a smaller version (4-to a sheet) of the “What’s the Theme?” poster for students to add to their interactive notebooks or to take home as study guides.
- I have a sample of the anchor chart I created for my own classroom when I did this lesson that would be easy for you to re-create when teaching this lesson.
- There are multiple reproducibles and interactive notebook activities to use with any book when teaching theme.
- I have also included a short story that can be printed as a worksheet and completed in whole group, small group, guided reading, or RTI classes.
You can also cut around the passage and put in an interactive notebook.
This passage can be used as a whole group mini-lesson or to reinforce/reteach this skill for small groups.
- I’ve also included a mini-lesson using the book The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Pinkwater. I have included sample anchor charts from the actual lesson I did in my own 6th grade classroom this year.
I have included reproducible graphic organizers or interactive notebook activities for this mini-lesson to differentiate your lesson.
(c) 2016 Lindsay Flood
For SINGLE classroom use ONLY!