Reading Minis


Reading Fiction: Theme


This lesson will show your students how to determine the theme of a text. It includes brief instruction on theme, a model, practice determining the theme of a passage, and multiple-choice questions that assess students’ understanding of key concepts.

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Reading Minis for grades 3–5 provide short lessons on reading skills and strategies. Each lesson includes instruction, definitions for key terms, a model, whole-group practice, a worksheet for independent practice, a multiple-choice assessment, and a teacher’s guide. Each of these ready-made lessons can be easily opened as a PDF or HTML5 file to quickly teach a key reading skill or strategy before reading or analyzing a text.

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This lesson is one of six lessons on reading fiction. For additional instruction on reading fiction, see the following lessons: Characters, Plot, Setting, Dialogue, and Point of View.


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