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Amber Verkler

Theme Introduction

Grades: 5th Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade
Subjects: English Language Arts

Student Instructions

The theme is a lesson, real-world connection, or the message a reader gets from reading a story. It is usually not stated by the author and must be inferred by the reader. Today we will look at some examples of theme, read some stories and determine the theme, and compare theme and main idea through a sorting activity. Then you will complete some examples on your own. 1. add 2. On slide 1, use your move tool to sort the labels at the bottom of the page, into the correct column. Sort anything that is a THEME into the theme column. Sort anything that is a MAIN IDEA into the main idea column. 3. On slide 2, read the story and use your highlighter to highlight evidence in the text that will help you determine the theme. 4. Then use your label tool to type out what you think the theme of the story is. 5. Make sure you are completing WOW Work!!! 6. check when you are done.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Standard to attach in Skills is RL.2