Theme can be a hard comprehension skill to master. By using anchor charts, your students have a reference they can go back to, when reading or working independently. These anchor charts can help you explain and justify why theme is important while reading.
My students always ask WHY they need to learn something. So in anticipation of this question, and to provide your students with a strong justification of why readers use theme, I included a poster that explains the who? what? when? why? and how? of using/identifying theme. Color, Printer friendly and blank (fill-able with your class) options are available.
The anchor chart details what theme is, and common themes seen in literature. This anchor chart can be displayed for future reference, or reduced in size for student notebooks. Color, printer friendly and blank (fill-able with your class) options are available.
The best way for your class to understand any concept is for them to be a part of the discussion. This is why I have provided fill-able with your class options for you. You can use the completed anchor charts/posters as a guide, or even a finished product (because we know creating a perfect anchor chart is stressful), but please consider creating at least a rough draft with your students.
This anchor chart supports a mentor text lesson on theme, using the book Little Tree by Loren Long, you can check it out HERE
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