This packet includes all resources to teach and practice theme and central message, just add books or short texts! A handful of my kids were really struggling with the idea of central message. One day I came up with the idea to explain it as a text message sent to the reader from the author. It clicked! Better yet, the iPhones are a fun way for the kids to record the central message sent to them from the author! Laminate these iPhones sheets for kids to use during guided reading with a marker, use during a literacy rotation, or print copies for use during a whole group lesson.
This download contains:
*iPhone sheets to record central message (2 half sheets, with and without lines)
*Posters for theme and central message (4, chalk board and printer friendly versions)
*fiction theme graphic organizer
*non-fiction theme graphic organizer
*descriptions of how to explain theme and central message
*description on how to use the graphic organizers
*mini anchor charts
*anchor chart with blanks
*suggested answers-anchor chart with blanks
The table of contents makes this packet extremely organized, ready to use, and accessible!
[NOTE: if you just want the graphic organizers, purchase them for $1 in my store]