Theme Unit for Upper Grades - Common Core Aligned

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3rd - 5th
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This is a great resource! I really found the texts to be great examples of the use with theme. The activities that went along with it were a great support.
This resource was great for the beginning of our theme unit! The sample lessons provided gave great guidance to help students understand theme using different genres of text. Thank you!


Theme can be a very difficult concept for students to understand. This engaging 17-page packet includes everything you need to teach theme to your upper elementary students in a fun and meaningful way.

Included in this packet:
* Key Ideas for Teachers - these pages have great tips for teaching theme in a way that students will understand.
* One-week schedule - a recommended plan for implementing the materials in this unit in one week.
* Common Themes Study Guide - a great guide listing common themes found in novels. Excellent for vocabulary acquisition as well.
* Little Pig, Little Pig worksheet - students listen to read-aloud version of The Three Little Pigs and fill out a worksheet identifying the story's theme.
* The Crow and the Pitcher read-aloud fable - read this story to your students, then have them use their study guide to find an appropriate theme for the fable.
* Themes in Fables worksheets - students will read four fables, identify their themes, and provide evidence from the story supporting the theme they chose.
* Theme Story-Writing project (theme cut-outs and story planning page)- students will draw a theme from a bag and write a short story with the theme they drew.
* Theme Comparison graphic organizer - students will compare the themes of the stories The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and King Midas and the Golden Touch and list their comparisons in a graphic organizer.
* Theme Unit Quiz - cumulative quiz to wrap-up the unit
{All Answer Keys Included}

Recommended materials - The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

3rd, 4th and 5th grade Common Core Alignment!



Total Pages
17 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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