Theme Teacher Resources
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Identifying Themes in Literature
If your language arts learners have a hard time determining the universal theme of a written work, use a straightforward worksheet to help them find it. After reviewing a list of common themes, kids note the title, character, plot, point...
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island
Family and friendship are two very important themes of the historical fiction novel The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. From video clips and writing prompts to reader's theater and family interviews, this resource provides...
K - 6th CCSS: Designed
Revisiting Big Metaphors and Themes: Revising and Beginning to Perform Two-Voice Poems
Now that your class has read all of Esperanza Rising, take the time to tackle big metaphors and themes. Pupils will participate in an activity called Chalk Talk, in which they circulate around the room in small groups and add comments to...
5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
A Wizard of Earthsea: Themes of the Novel
Building off the homework assignment from the previous instructional activity in this series, class members explore themes in Ursula K. Le Guin's novel A Wizard of Earthsea through discussion and a writing activity. Pupils share their...
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Using Connecting Themes in First Grade Social Studies
Foster contributing members of society with a social studies unit focused on five aspects of community. First graders discuss themes of culture, groups, location, scarcity, and change with discussion questions and activities about...
1st - 3rd CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Literature - Romeo and Juliet
“What is the theme of this story?” Now there’s a question all pupils dread. Rather than encountering a sea of faces that look like they were painted by Edward Munch, face a classroom filled with smiles and confidence. Show your readers...
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Using Picture Books to Teach the Habits of Mind
Foster a healthy and kind classroom community with a series of literary lessons focused on the habits of mind. Each instructional activity features a picture book that shares a literary theme with one or more of the habits of mind.
K - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Their Eyes Were Watching God: Themes of the Novel
Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God presents three strong central themes: a woman's voice, race, and religion. After finishing the novel for homework the night before, kids address these themes in a discussion and writing...
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The Call of the Wild: Symbols and Metaphors
Take a close look at a specific passage in The Call of the Wild about the song of the huskies and discuss how this passage is related to metaphor and theme. Stay on the topic of metaphor and symbolism with a brief writing assignment. The...
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Explaining the Themes of Eagle Song: (Chapter 8, "Peace")
Your class reaches the end of the novel Eagle Song as young readers focus on determining the theme of this story. Similar to previous lessons in the unit, the teacher begins with a read aloud of the first few pages of chapter 8, before...
3rd - 5th CCSS: Designed
Identifying Universal Themes Across Cultures
Have your class read the story "The Magic Lake," retold by Liana Romulo, from Filipino Children's Favorite Stories. Guide them to identify the problem, solution, and universal theme. They compare the theme of this story to the theme of...
4th CCSS: Designed