This is a fun introductory unit with supports and activities that will help to insure that your students will understand and be able to identify theme and supporting details. This unit is ideal for students in grades 2 through 4, remedial reading classes, homeschool, special needs, and ELL/ESL. The materials are aligned with the Common Core RL 2.2, 3.2 and 4.2. They also align with the Virginia Alternate State Assessment ASOLs 5E-CF-1(b), 6E-CF1(b),7E-CF-1(b) and have been classroom tested!
13 Color Theme Vocabulary Posters
Identifying and Understanding Theme Vocabulary
Understanding Theme as the Author’s Message
Theme: The Author's Message
Theme Check-Up (Worksheet)
Predicting Theme from the Story Title
5 Stories: Theme and Supporting Details Graphic Organizer Activities with a Legend, Folktales, and Fictional Stories
CONSIDER THESE THEME COMPANION TASK CARD ACTIVITIES:
Use these theme task cards for review, centers, with direct instruction or as independent assessments! A great follow-up after theme has been introduced!
Teaching Theme Task Cards: Fairy Tales, Fables and Legends for Grades 3-5
Theme Task Cards Set 2 Genre: Realistic Fiction, Science Fiction, and Historical Fiction Grades 4-6