Students are guided to review their unit to determine what they think is the most important information to know for a student designed assessment. They begin the thought process through planning on a mind map app and learning to gather their materials to
Students will learn what theme means and how they can determine the theme of a story by drawing on details within the text to determine theme. They will also learn that there can be multiple themes for a text.
To captivate your class and keep them on the edge of their seat, it is important to hook them from the start. This lesson uses the opening pages of the Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, to begin fine tuning their thinking and is perfect for inferencing.