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The Open Door Classroom: Teaching the Theme of Books

The Open Door Classroom: Teaching the Theme of Books. Add place for sticky notes. Students use to provide evidence for choice of theme.

make this poster at the beginning of the year and add to it as we read -- my kids always have a hard time with theme

Start this theme ladder with your next read-aloud and add to it throughout the year. Theme is SO hard for kids, this makes it all make sense!

Comprehension quick easy. (Adapt for any activity.)

(I've been doing a version of this during GR.would be great to have this as a laminated version for students to use in their book boxes and/or at the GR table).revise for end of day reflection.

Nonfiction response ideas

10 Nonfiction Activity Ideas for Kids -- These would be great to put into a menu choice board for nonfiction book reports.

Theme reading

Dream house essay ideas for high school List of easy essay topics for high school and college. Find example of topic and write your own essay

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

Teaching Theme in the Upper Grades and a FREEBIE

I finished up teaching theme to my fifth graders and for the first time ever, it went fabulous! Check out what I did differently this year.

Free! Ideas for Teaching Theme & printables...thanks to Minds in Bloom

Ideas for Teaching Theme (and a couple freebies

inferring themes.  Great anchor chart for this book.

nonfiction inference Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

Writing a summary anchor chart.

This poster would be great to teach students about summarizing, as the NYS ELA Common core standards indicate : and asks students to summarize a text they have read. This poster can be a reference tool when students start summary writing.