Identifying Themes in Literature During IDR
- Grades: 3–5
Once students are comfortable identifying themes in literature, I invite them to also submit books they read during Independent Reading Time that they feel fit into one of our designated thematic categories. This is good practice for my students since they are required to respond to paired reading selections on our state test by finding a connection or common theme between the two texts.
Here is a link to a website with good ideas for read-aloud books that correspond to common themes: Books for Thematic Read-Alouds.