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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Theme

Theme If you are looking for some high interest activities to enhance your lessons, try using animated shorts to teach reading skills.  This post contains the animated short film “Mater and the Ghostlight” found on Youtube and inserted in this post. Download the accompanying handout leveled for upper elementary students here. Animated Short Mater and …

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Teaching Theme with Because of Mr. Terupt

  Because of Mr. Terupt is a phenomenal book! It features seven narrators telling about their 5th grade year at Snow Hill School. Each narrator has a unique problem s/he must work through.  Students include: Luke – the class genius Jeffrey – the boy with a secret who hates school Peter – the class clown Danielle – …

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Five Ways to Teach Theme

Teaching Theme Teaching students to find the theme of a book can be both fun and frustrating. Some students understand the concept immediately. For others, it can be a real challenge. Here are five ways to teach theme: #1 Teaching Theme with Visuals Use the visual THE MEssage to help students remember that the theme …

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