Reflection: Lesson Planning What's the Point? Inferring Themes - Section 3: Guided and Independent Practice


Most of the time, I scaffold my lesson with a "me", "us", now "you, by yourself" approach. However, the transfer of skills from talking about themes and finding evidence from a teacher selected book to an independently read book is really difficult. Some of the books students have will work and I might even be able to set up small groups with shared text that will allow students to effectively practice that skill. However, I chose to keep this lesson a beginning or review lesson. Later, when I have students do a book study or be a member of a book club, then I will expect them to talk about theme and now they will have a foundation to stand from.

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What's the Point? Inferring Themes

Unit 9: Exploring Information in Nonfiction Texts
Lesson 13 of 14

Objective: SWBAT infer themes from historical fiction

Big Idea: Determining the theme or themes of a story is all about inferring the meaning.

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English / Language Arts, theme (Reading Comp), historical fiction, Nonfiction Literature, main idea, 4th grade, theme, inferring, infer, inference, Fourth Grade, fourth, subheadings, subtitles
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