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There are so many good ideas with very practical applications in the article this is derived from.

11 Essential Tips for Teaching Theme in Language Arts

There are so many good ideas with very practical applications in the article this is derived from.

A Lesson on Theme, from The Thinker Builder. Uses 'Owl Moon' to discover and explain story themes. (Includes free lesson with printables.)

A Lesson on Theme, from The Thinker Builder. Uses 'Owl Moon' to discover and explain story themes. (Includes free lesson with printables.)

Understanding and identifying theme is a higher-order skill that often leaves many students scratching their heads.  Use these tips, examples, and resources from Presto Plans to help you along the way.  This free bulletin board and activity helps students differentiate between topic and theme by having them write a thematic statement in the form of a social media post (140 characters or less) with a relevant topic hashtag.

Understanding and identifying theme is a higher-order skill that often leaves many students scratching their heads. Use these tips, examples, and resources from Presto Plans to help you along the way. This free bulletin board and activity helps students differentiate between topic and theme by having them write a thematic statement in the form of a social media post (140 characters or less) with a relevant topic hashtag.

Main Idea vs. Theme Sort!  Free download. Plus a blog entry with other great ideas.

Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme

Another take on the theme anchor chart...Good way to explain it.  I always struggle to explain the difference between theme and main idea.

Another take on the theme anchor chart...Good way to explain it. I always struggle to explain the difference between theme and main idea.

Using Close Reading strategies to find theme. #closereading #commoncore #theme

Teaching Theme using Close Reading Strategies

The theme of the "In the time of the Butterflies" novel is heroism can be found in the last individual(s) you can think of. That's the theme because Minerva, Mate, and Patria was 3 ordinary girls born on a farm, who Trujillo thought he would were weak and he could control easily like he did the others. But they turned out to be one of most influential rebellious group and political rights advocates of the 1900's.

Reading Notebook Anchor Charts {Literature}

The theme of the "In the time of the Butterflies" novel is heroism can be found in the last individual(s) you can think of. That's the theme because Minerva, Mate, and Patria was 3 ordinary girls born on a farm, who Trujillo thought he would were weak and he could control easily like he did the others. But they turned out to be one of most influential rebellious group and political rights advocates of the 1900's.

Theme Anchor Chart - Mini Anchor Charts are a great addition to your interactive reading journal

Reading Strategies Mini Anchor Charts

Theme Anchor Chart - Mini Anchor Charts are a great addition to your interactive reading journal

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

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