Understanding Theme Learning Stations

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7th - 12th
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Love your stations! They have helped to review material, gotten the kids up and moving, and are a great addition to our classroom. Thanks!
I really enjoyed this with my sophomores. This really was able to make them ask questions about the book we just got done reading. Some great ideas and thinking came from this activity! Thank you!
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Do your students struggle to understand theme? These learning stations can change that as they are designed to teach them a process of understanding theme that they can apply to any text they read.

In the texts students read, there is rarely a clearly stated "moral at the end of the story." Instead, there are steps that must be followed so they can discover the author's message. These learning stations take students through these steps, and then ask them to put the puzzle pieces together to figure out the theme.

In this resource you will get:

  • Station titles/tents for your tables
  • Editable task cards
  • Puzzle pieces
  • A slideshow to guide your instruction
  • An option to do the stations online

You can read about how I used these stations in my high school English class HERE

See what other teachers are saying:

♥ This is brilliant! My students struggled this year to write about theme and I used this for To Kill A Mockingbird and it really helped them focus on the theme. Great resource.

♥ Thank you so much for this activity; the results have blown me away. Even my lower-performing English 11 classes have knocked this out of the park!

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Total Pages
8 stations
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.


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