Author:
Melinda Glenn
Subject:
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Upper Primary
Grade:
5
Tags:
Folk Tale, Learning Focused Schools, Poetry, Theme
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Downloadable docs

Education Standards

Inferring Theme

Overview

Students will learn how to identify theme using anchor charts, graphic organizers and OER resources.  Text ranges from short stories to folk tales to poetry.  Final assignment has students reading and evaluating 3 passages to determine a common theme.

Inferring Theme with Short Stories, and Poetry

Student will be able to:

  • Identify conflicts and obstacles characters face

  • Evaluate how a character responds to a challenge

  • Infer the theme of a given text and give evidence from the text to support your theme.

  • Infer the theme of a poem and give evidence from the text to support your theme.

 

Standards addressed:

RL 5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges (or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.)  (Not addressed in this lesson)

 

W.5.2

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.