Lessons with Laughter: Teaching Theme "The Message"

Classroom Tour: A Peek Inside my 5th Grade Classroom

Early Childhood Themes. Thematic units for teaching preschool and kindergarten. Includes book recommendations, hands-on math and literacy activities, free printables and more!

Themes

Early Childhood Themes. Thematic units for teaching preschool and kindergarten. Includes book recommendations, hands-on math and literacy activities, free printables and more!

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.

Digging deep into Dr. Seuss books for theme and inference. PERFECT for Read Across America and CCSS.

Digging deep into Dr. Seuss books for theme and inference. PERFECT for Read Across America and CCSS.

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

11 Essential Tips for Teaching Theme in Language Arts

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

Theme Anchor Chart!  Great for discussing big ideas and themes in stories, along with questions to help with student thinking!

Theme Anchor Chart! Great for discussing big ideas and themes in stories, along with questions to help with student thinking!

"24 life lessons learned from Disney" bulletin board. (ra bulletin board residence hall dorm reslife):

"24 life lessons learned from Disney" bulletin board. (ra bulletin board residence hall dorm reslife):

Teaching Theme: Anchor Chart- I love the idea of using anchor charts! This one in particular seems to be really helpful. Students always have a hard time trying to figure out the theme of what they are reading, especially when you are first introducing how to do that! I think that this activity would make it a little bit easier for them to do on their own.

Teaching Theme: Anchor Chart- I love the idea of using anchor charts! This one in particular seems to be really helpful. Students always have a hard time trying to figure out the theme of what they are reading, especially when you are first introducing how to do that! I think that this activity would make it a little bit easier for them to do on their own.

SERIOUSLY! This website is a miracle for finding videos for teaching moments!!!!

SERIOUSLY! This website is a miracle for finding videos for teaching moments!!!!

Identify the theme by asking "What did the main character learn?"--Lesson 7 of 8 (Standard RL.3.2) - YouTube

Identify the theme by asking "What did the main character learn?"--Lesson 7 of 8 (Standard RL.3.2) - YouTube

Teaching theme in fourth grade is not easy, but it is very rewarding to see the students' little light bulbs come on! In my experience, stud...

4 Fabulous Ideas for Teaching Theme

Teaching theme in fourth grade is not easy, but it is very rewarding to see the students' little light bulbs come on! In my experience, stud...

Jungle Theme Classroom Jobs This set includes 40 classroom job labels for your Jungle-Themed classroom!  Please see the preview!  I also included a ppt file with 4 pages of templates for your customization. Just insert text boxes and type in your desired text!

Jungle Theme Classroom Jobs

Jungle Theme Classroom Jobs This set includes 40 classroom job labels for your Jungle-Themed classroom! Please see the preview! I also included a ppt file with 4 pages of templates for your customization. Just insert text boxes and type in your desired text!

In this blog post by Bespoke ELA, you will find 5 Pixar short films to use for teaching skills in secondary English Language Arts in grades 6-12.  Students will use the short films as a means of discussing theme, irony, suspense, subtext, point of view, a

5 Pixar Short Films to Use in Secondary ELA

In this blog post by Bespoke ELA, you will find 5 Pixar short films to use for teaching skills in secondary English Language Arts in grades 6-12. Students will use the short films as a means of discussing theme, irony, suspense, subtext, point of view, a

From Scholastic:  Teaching Theme.  I like the idea of associating it with THE MEssage, and the organizer that helps distinguish it from the summary.

From Scholastic: Teaching Theme. I like the idea of associating it with THE MEssage, and the organizer that helps distinguish it from the summary.

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