Wilma Unlimited Book Companion | Main Idea and Theme

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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25 pages
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Description

Finding the main idea and the theme of a text can be challenging. I find that repeated teacher modeling and student practice helps considerably! I like to emphasize that there is an element of opinion in a theme whereas a main idea is a statement or very short summary of a work. This resource includes digital and print graphic organizers, a lesson plan, and a Google™ form exit ticket.

Wilma Unlimited, by Kathleen Krull is a great text to use for determining both main idea and theme. In this set of materials, teachers and students are guided to find both.

Students love learning about real people and their stories of perseverance and triumph. Children can never have too many role models!

This lesson is aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as well as Virginia SOLs.

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Total Pages
25 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

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