Fifth graders practice making inferences on various types of reading material. As a class, they develop a definition of the word "theme" and discuss themes for some of their favorite stories. They use the context of the reading selection to determine meanings and inferences.
Events That Support a Theme
Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island
Understanding Themes in Esperanza Rising
Explaining the Themes of Eagle Song: (Chapter 8, "Peace")
Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia
Small Group Discussion Questions
Revisiting Big Metaphors and Themes: Revising and Beginning to Perform Two-Voice Poems
Mid-Unit Assessment and Discussing Themes in Esperanza Rising: (Chapter 9: "Las Ciruelas/PLums")
Lesson 4: Theme Matters
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