Sunday, November 30, 2014

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Theme: Using Evidence from the Text

Besides collecting and playing with sand, I have been working on helping my kiddos dig a little deeper into their reading. Here is how I did it. I picked whatever book I wanted to read to the class. A favorite of mine is "Indian in the Cupboard." I started with the Common Themes page that I found on the Scholastic Blog at

Part of the way through the book we would look at this paper and discuss these themes and if the author had used any of these themes.

Students used these sentence frames to help them write about the themes they found in the story.

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