Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Stories and Activities for Teaching Theme

I'm working on some new stories and activities for teaching theme. I'm trying to create activities that draw students' attention to some higher level literary devices as well as giving them some concrete tools for identifying and supporting theme. Right now I have three different stories, best suited for readers in grades 3-5.

If you would like to test drive them with your students, leave a comment or write to me by October 1. I'll try to get things sent out by next week. I'd love to see some more followers too!


  1. I'd love to test drive some theme lessons! I love your ideas, and we are working on theme right now. I teach fourth grade in a gifted magnet program. My email is azito at alpinedistrict dot org

  2. I'd be interested in using them - I'm actually teaching theme this week but we're about to track-out (year-round school) so I'll have to circle back around to it, especially with my struggling readers.
    Thank you for the tips in the previous posts about struggling readers as well - I have a few who are really challenging me this year!

  3. I would love to see what you have!!!! I love your blog and hope you get some more followers. If I blogged I would advertise for you. I'll mention your blog to some of my friends and see what happens.

    1. Thanks so much, you're too kind! Let me know your email or drop me a line at elkissn at yahoo.com and I'll send some stories your way!

  4. Emily,I would love to test drive!!! Christine
    www.christine-readingisthinking.blogspot.com my email is cjken42@yahoo.com if that is easier. Thanks!

  5. I would love to test drive your theme lessons as well! I love all your stuff! My email is michelle.little@durantisd.org Thanks! :)

  6. I'm interested in testing driving. I have some struggling readers who have really not grasped theme. Anything would be great!. :) aklindsey1@gmail.com

  7. I would absolutely love to test drive your themes. Your text structure lessons are some of my favorite to teach :-)

  8. I would love to try these out. Alicia.porras@cowetaschools.org

  9. I just found your blog. I am a new 5th grade reading teacher. I will be teaching theme in the next couple of weeks. I know I missed your deadline, but I am interested if we can make it work out!
    Shannon Rodriguez