How do you teach theme?

Here are 14 tips to help your students understand theme as they read.

  1. Meet your students where they are.
  2. Start with concrete details.
  3. Clarify the difference between theme and main idea.
  4. Scaffold the learning.
  5. Use essential questions.
  6. Ask story-specific questions, too.
  7. Approach theme from different directions.

Mar 30, 2021

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