GREAT WAY TO TEACH THEME! Think that it is cool how they were able to make it interesting for teenagers.

GREAT WAY TO TEACH THEME! Think that it is cool how they were able to make it interesting for teenagers.

like this anchor chart and the source looks really promising too!  All Things Upper Elementary: Teaching Theme: Anchor Chart

like this anchor chart and the source looks really promising too! All Things Upper Elementary: Teaching Theme: Anchor Chart

Scholastic's "Common Themes in Books" handout. There are also quick graphic organizers to use as well with your lessons. Theme is usually a tough one for my kiddos to grasp the first time around.

Scholastic's "Common Themes in Books" handout. There are also quick graphic organizers to use as well with your lessons. Theme is usually a tough one for my kiddos to grasp the first time around.

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.

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.

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.

Teaching Theme in the Upper Grades and a FREEBIE! - Teaching to Inspire with Jennifer Findley

Teaching Theme in the Upper Grades and a FREEBIE! - Teaching to Inspire with Jennifer Findley

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!

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!

A worksheet for finding the theme of a book.     http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2011/02/helping-students-grasp-themes-literature

A worksheet for finding the theme of a book. http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2011/02/helping-students-grasp-themes-literature

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...

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...

Five mini-lessons to teach theme. (Part of a larger article on teaching your students to identify themes in their reading.)

Five mini-lessons to teach theme. (Part of a larger article on teaching your students to identify themes in their reading.)

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