Reflection: Unit Planning Different Stories Have Similar Messages - Section 3: Independent Learning


This picture  is the idea I had for my classroom wall. I want students to identify theme for the books we use in lit circle, history and guided reading. Once they do this I plan on taking  a picture with my ipad and pasting it under the corresponding theme. I love the color differentiation and may use it to help with memory (ie. pink for love, orange for happiness, purple for courage, etc.) I kept the website address on the picture in case you want some other ideas from her.



  Unit Planning: book theme wall idea
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Different Stories Have Similar Messages

Unit 12: How to Create Effective Literature Circle Discussions
Lesson 9 of 11

Objective: SWBAT...determine and analyze similar authors messages in different text, songs, movies or poetry .

Big Idea: We can learn lessons from everything we read, see and hear. Often different stories teach the same themes.

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English / Language Arts, comparison chart, Literary Response and Analysis, theme, literature circles, compare and contrast, group discussion / problem solving with supported inferences
  45 minutes
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