This week in reading, our “readers” were introduced to the story element known as theme.
To build understanding, the students listened to the fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and the story, Chrysanthemum, read aloud. They then discussed each story’s theme.
Once students understood how to identify and explain the theme of a story, students worked with a partner to complete the template below using a picture book they were assigned.
The following pictures illustrate partners reading their assigned picture book and sharing their “theme” chart paper with their peers.
Below are some of the “theme” chart papers completed by the students.