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Ideas for Teaching Theme (and a couple freebies

Ideas for Teaching Theme (and a couple freebies!): I just updated this post with a new freebie. These questions will really help your students to find that oh-so elusive theme for whatever story they are reading.

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The only way you will ever need to teach theme

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

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Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme

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

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11 Tips for Teaching About Theme in Language Arts

Theme anchor chart - I'd also read that you post story/book titles and their theme(s) as a running list to refer to.

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Theme Anchor Chart for Anchors Away Monday - Could bring in cream filled cupcakes - have students observe...

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Reading Notebook Anchor Charts

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.

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Teaching Theme in the Upper Grades and a FREEBIE

This post is all about teaching theme in the upper grades using task cards, anchor charts, centers, and passages. A freebie is included!

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Teaching Theme in the Upper Grades and a FREEBIE

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