Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Reviewing with a Sub: Theme (Day 4/4) - Section 2: Setting a Purpose

 

In the packet, I have “Day Three” as completing work on both characters’ actions and theme. However, after recent work on theme with my students, I felt that they needed extra time in this area. I didn’t want to combine too much into one day and so decided to split “Day Three” into two parts.

In previous lessons, students struggled to come up with overarching themes for an entire book or short story. So, in this lesson, I asked students to think of little lessons that could be learned from specific actions from both Elizabeth and Ronald. By focusing on those “small moments,” it was my hope that students could take that success and transfer it later to determining larger themes across texts. 

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Reviewing with a Sub: Theme (Day 4/4)

Unit 11: Mastering Fiction Elements through Photos, Videos, and Text
Lesson 12 of 12

Objective: SWBAT identify two themes with evidence from the text to support their answers.

Big Idea: Students will discuss lessons they can learn from each of the main characters and record along with proof from the passage to support their thinking.

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English / Language Arts, Fiction (Reading), substitute, fiction elements, character, Paper Bag Princess, Munsch, theme, lesson
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