Reflection: Routines and Procedures The Whipping Boy - Theme - Section 4: The Whipping Boy - Theme


We are at the point in the year where the students all know that they need to be active participants in group discussions.  I don't even need to assign roles in the groups on our small group tasks.  They have worked together so frequently, they know what to do.  It makes me smile to see groups go so smoothly because that is definitely not the case at the beginning of the year.  It takes practice, patience, and perseverance to train the kids what small groups should look like.

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The Whipping Boy - Theme

Unit 14: The Whipping Boy
Lesson 16 of 18

Objective: SWBAT determine the theme of a text by using details from the text to guide their determinations.

Big Idea: 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.

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