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Theme Unit for Upper Elementary Literature Unit for Teaching Theme

Grade Levels
4th - 8th
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Pages
120+
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This resource includes a reading unit to teach theme to upper elementary and middle school ELA students in 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. This theme reading unit includes, reading response examples, mini lessons, interactive notebooks pages, genre reading posters, rubrics, and assessments.

This unit part of a Genre, Theme, and Character Traits unit BUNDLE for upper grades

This unit includes everything you need to teach the topic of theme:

  • Mini-lessons
  • Interactive notebook pages with examples
  • Common-core standard alignment
  • Teacher data collections sheets
  • Rubrics
  • Pre- assessments and post-assessments with all answer keys

In each lesson you will find the following format:

  • Title
  • Objective
  • Common Core Standards for 4th, 5th, and 6th grades
  • Materials Needed
  • Mini-Lesson
  • Reader’s Workshop
  • Closing

There are 10 mini-lessons in the unit

1. Pre-Assessment

2. Using Prior Knowledge to Understand Theme

3. What Is Theme?

4. Why Is Theme Important?

5. Reading Response One

6. Using Familiar Books To Understand Theme

7. Digging Deeper

8. Reading Response Two

9. Theme Cumulating Activity

10. Post-Assessment.

Be sure to check out the preview to see EVERYTHING that is included in this unit!

Total Pages
120+
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

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