36 Revised Bloom's Taxonomy Questions to help you as you teach upper elementary students how to determine the theme of a story.

Higher Order Thinking Questions for Teaching Theme

Here are 36 questions to help you as you are teaching theme to your 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students.  Instead of simply asking students, “What is the theme of this story,” use these questions to help them think about different aspects of theme. The questions are organized based on the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy – there are 6 …

3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students can practice determining the theme with this free slideshow

Practice Determining the Theme – Slideshow

Determining Theme Slideshow from kbaker4 The free slideshow above can help you teach your 3rd grade, 4th grade, or 5th grade students how to determine the theme of a story.  It includes short reading passages where students have to choose the best theme, activities to help students practice distinguishing between the theme and main idea, and writing activities to reinforce …

Teaching Theme So Students Actually Understand

Teaching theme to 3rd grade, 4th grade, or 5th grade students is just plain HARD. Theme is an abstract idea, making it really difficult for teachers to put into words and really hard for students to grasp.  If your students are struggling with understanding theme, rest assured that they are not alone!  Teachers all over the world have this same …

Free Cut and Paste Resource for Teaching Theme

Teaching theme to upper elementary students can be incredibly difficult. It is such an abstract idea, so 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students need a lot of practice in order to truly understand it. Use this free cut and paste resource to help introduce theme to your students.  It has 6 paragraphs, each with one of two themes.  …