Teaching them to READ!

Helping Eagles

Helping Eagles reading club is working on determining what is important when reading  fiction.  We just can’t remember everything we read, but what do we need to remember?  Theme!  Theme is the central idea or message behind the text.  It is not explicitly stated, but a reader must infer the message.  Common themes are friendship, family, perseverance, acceptance, war, and nature.   As we read books we discuss the theme of each book with our reading club partners.  Students must be able to state the theme and then the support for their thinking from the text.  As you discuss TV shows, books, and movies at home, as your student about the theme!

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