Themes in Literature for 4th and 5th Grade | Theme

Themes in Literature for 4th and 5th Grade | Theme
Themes in Literature for 4th and 5th Grade | Theme
Themes in Literature for 4th and 5th Grade | Theme
Themes in Literature for 4th and 5th Grade | Theme
Themes in Literature for 4th and 5th Grade | Theme
Themes in Literature for 4th and 5th Grade | Theme
Themes in Literature for 4th and 5th Grade | Theme
Themes in Literature for 4th and 5th Grade | Theme
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  1. This Reading Bundle contains 10 essential reading units for 4th and 5th graders which will help your students increase their reading comprehension. The bundle includes engaging passages, graphic organizers, activities, and lots of task cards which target key reading skills. Here are the units includ
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This 79 page Themes in Literature Unit is complete and ready to teach! Your students will get plenty of practice in a variety of formats as it includes 7 passages (front and back with many paired passages) including Aesop's Fables, Folktales from Around the World, Legends and Myths, a set of 32 task cards, handouts, graphic organizers, a picture book list, and 21 theme posters.

Specifically it includes:

7 Literature Passages (double sided with questions and keys):

The Golden Goose and the Milkmaid - Paired Aesop's Fables

Impossible - Paired Aesop's Fables

It Could Always Be Worse – Jewish Folktale

The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing and Wolf Poetry – Paired Passages

The Wise Old Owl – Iroquois Legend

Pandora's Box – Greek Myth

Anansi and the Wisdom Pot - Folktale from West Africa

32 Task Cards (and a student record sheet and key)

21 Theme Posters

2 Common Theme Handouts

3 Graphic Organizers

Mentor Book List for Themes

Elements of a Fairy Tale Handout

Writing Page for Fairy Tales

Elements of a Fable Handout

Writing Page for Fables

Teacher Notes

SAVE MORE and GET MORE with the Reading Bundle for 4th and 5th Grade!!! (Click Here) It has 10 key reading units which cover many 4th and 5th reading standards!

Here are the units included in the Reading Bundle for 4th and 5th Grade!

Main Idea

Characters, Settings, and Events: Story Elements

Compare and Contrast

Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose

Text Evidence

Inferences Using Informational Text

Inferences Using Literature


Cause and Effect

Informational Text Structures

Why you'll love this resource:

  • It includes theme passages which are high interest ones your students will enjoy, like Anansi and the Wisdom Pot!
  • Some of the passages are short paired texts on a single page.
  • There are a variety of formats included from passages, to posters, task cards, a mentor text list, graphic organizers, writing pages, and more!
  • The theme posters allow you to chart the themes of books you read as a class (or individually) for the whole year, allowing you to spiral learning!
  • The task cards have 32 mini-passages which are lots of fun and have a variety of themes!
  • The printables are low prep for busy teachers!
  • It may be used in a number of ways from guided reading, to reader's workshop, independent work, literacy centers, exit slips, homework, whole class games, test prep, and more!!!

Also, I do want to suggest a great set of reading games which would go well with this reading unit. There is a game for EACH READING STANDARD!!! It comes in a set of 10 for fiction, a set of 10 for nonfiction, or a bundle of 20 reading games specifically for 4th and 5th grades!

10 Fiction Reading Games

10 Nonfiction Reading Games

20 Reading Games Bundle

Here are some reading games related to theme:

Themes of Stories Game

Themes in Drama and Poetry Game

Central Message: Moral Game

Central Message Using Traditional Literature Game

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