This visual guide to theme presents the concept of theme for students in a way that they can easily comprehend and remember. You can print it off for their notebooks or learning stations, post it in the room, or place it on your classroom page.
Theme is a difficult concept for students to understand. Many students want to view theme as a cliche. They may think it can be expressed in one word, like “love” or “friendship.” In order for students to have a clear understanding of this concept, we need to move them to a more complex understanding.
This visual guide to theme presents the concept of theme as a handy visual. Research shows that visuals are the best way for students to understand and retain key concepts. You can print it off for their notebooks or learning stations, post it in the room, project it, or place it on your classroom page.
In addition, I have included teaching tips that I have used successfully in my classroom to help students strategically understand theme including:
- writing theme statements
- theme research
- using children’s books to teach theme
There are plenty of options here to help students understand this difficult concept at any age! You can start teaching theme tomorrow.
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