14 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.)
5 Reasons to Use Mentor Texts With Big Kids - The Teacher Next Door
Freebie from the blog post: 5 Reasons to Use Mentor Texts With Big Kids. This freebie contains six lists of suggested mentor texts for key reading concepts using literature, including inference, theme, characters, figurative language, point of view, and compare and contrast.
An Amazon Listing Cumulative Novel Project! - Teaching with a Mountain View
An Amazon Listing Cumulative Novel Project! Students make their own book listing for a novel they have read. They write a summary, select important quotes, write a review, and more! Meaningful, engaging, and a fabulous assessment piece. FREE assignment sheet download.