Free on TPT- So, what are some common themes that are found in literature? I am offering a more complex list of common themes found in literature, from young adult literature through the classics, as well as a few graphic organizers, and a PDF version of a SmartBoard lesson.
Teaching Theme THEME = THE MEssage Hang these up in the classroom and have book covers for the read alouds. Have students vote on the theme and explain why. Whichever one gets the most votes is where the book cover goes.
FREE! This Theme lesson is perfect for an introduction or review practice for teaching theme. These reading passages will challenge your 3rd-6th graders and provide you with printables that are no prep and easy to use!
It's one thing to teach concepts like characters, setting, and plot. Most kids get these without too much trouble, but it's another thing to teach your kids to find the theme of a piece of literature. This higher level thinking, much more abstract reading skill, is one that has to...