I wanted to share my Anchor Chart with you today to give you a visual idea of the definition we give to theme as well as the questions we ask when we get to the end of a book to help discover its theme(s).
One of the ways I like to incorporate this lesson is by using this simple and free worksheet, available HERE.
It mimics the questions and ideas from the anchor chart, while allowing students to plug in their own thinking and responses when they are done with a book. The best part? You can print two or four of these to a page and make small slips to have kids fill out when they finish a book. It can become a quick "theme-check" and could easily tie into more theme work, a bulletin board display, or more!
For two-on-one, adjust your print settings to:
To pick up this free response sheet, click HERE.
I hope this can be put to good use this time, or anytime throughout the year!