Reflection: ELL Students The Common Language of Theme: Left Side Interactive Student Notebook Activity - Section 3: Some Assembly Required


In this lesson, I had my students write the definitions of each type of theme in their pizza piece. If I would have had an ELL or IEP student who was unable to write the entire definition, I would have give them a template with the definition already written and had them write the themes. Another way to differentiate would have been to give ELL or IEP students the words and definitions and have them match and glue their pieces onto their circles.  

When differentiating, you can do so by process, product and content.  It's helpful to remember it in that way so when you have to differentiate, you can choose the way that best matches your students' needs.  In this case, the content was the same, the product was the same, but the process by which they completed it was different.  

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The Common Language of Theme: Left Side Interactive Student Notebook Activity

Unit 23: Fantastic Fiction: Exploring the Elements of Fiction
Lesson 8 of 16

Objective: SWBAT identify eight major themes in literature and match some books to the proper theme.

Big Idea: Understanding theme is essential to deep understanding of fictional texts.

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English / Language Arts, theme (Reading Comp), Fiction (Reading), Patricia Polacco, elements of fiction, Interactive Student Notebook
  55 minutes
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