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Common Core Toolkits:


Determining the theme & central message in literature can be a difficult standard to teach without the proper tools or guiding questions. This common core theme pack is loaded with all the essential resources necessary for teaching your students how to find the theme and central message in any story, including folktales, fables, or fairy tales, as well as successfully summarizing the story during the process. With so many resources in this toolkit, you can scaffold your instruction the way you see fit for your students. 

 Theme & Message


Teaching point of view & perspective can be a difficult standard to teach. This bundle has just made it easier! This resource is jam-packed with over thirty rigorous and engaging activities intentionally designed for teaching point of view using five fun mentor texts specifically selected to explore this topic. This resource also includes 15 graphic organizers that can be used with any story. The best part is that these are NO PREP activities.

 Point of View & Perspective


Traits and feelings vocabulary is essential to understanding characters in stories. This common core toolkit contains all the essential resources for introducing and reviewing character traits, feelings, motives, and actions, with vocabulary as an emphasis. All the tools in this resource are specifically designed for teaching RL 3.3 and can be used with any story/passage or reading activity, whether it be with read alouds, guided reading, independent reading, partner reading, during listening centers, or they can even be used as formative assessments. 

 Character Traits, Feelings & Motives


This common core toolkit contains all the essential resources for guiding students in analyzing details provided by the narrator or character when describing a character, setting or event in depth. The graphic organizers, interactive notebook template activities, vocabulary templates, and journal activities are specifically designed for teaching RL 4.3, yet are versatile and can be used with any story/passage and reading activity, whether it be with read alouds, guided reading, independent reading, partner reading, during listening centers or even as formative assessments. The posters will become students' go-to resource for identifying and using specific language to describe characters’ traits and feelings, as well as the mood and tone of story settings and events. This kit also includes four task card center activities to give students additional practice with this standard. 

 Characters, Settings, & Events

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 3rd Grade Toolkit Bundle

 4th Grade Toolkit Bundle

Fable Flip Books:


This is perfect for teaching a fable unit in upper grades (3rd, 4th, 5th), while targeting story plot, theme/message, and character analysis. These all-in-one instructional resources were designed to attend to 3rd and 4th grade common core literature standards (Key Ideas & Details) and RL.4 (vocabulary) and RL.6 (point of view) while studying fable genre. Included in each double-sided flip book is the fable itself and all the essential questions/graphic organizers (specific to each particular fable) necessary for guiding students in analyzing characters, story plot, characters' and the reader's point of view, as well as determining the moral of the fable. Teacher's notes and detailed answer keys have been added to assist students in a close read of each fable and optimize classroom instruction. Easily constructed, each flip book is perfect for any reading instructional setting: whole group, partner reading, centers, or guided reading groups. Fables can be used as part of a genre study unit or spread out across the year for spiral review. 


 Fable Bundle

Fairy Tale Flip Books:


This instructional resource bundle was designed specifically to attend to 3rd and 4th grade common core literature standards (Key Ideas & Details) while teaching fairy tale genre. Each resource mainly focuses on analyzing characters, setting, events, recounting the story, and determining the theme/message, as well as examining fairy tale elements. The featured item in each of these resources is the double-sided fairy tale flip book which offers students information for each of the elements found in fairy tales while prompting them to think and write specifically about how these elements apply to each particular fairy tale. Included are detailed teaching notes about each fairy tale for a quick reference to guide instruction and the fairy tale texts.  

 Fairy Tale Bundle



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