Hi all! I'm gathering ideas for lessons I want to tweak and/or completely rework next year and I want to know how you teach theme. I covered it a bit last year when we did our unit of fairy tales, folktales, and fables, but it was the last unit of the year, we were rushed, and I don't think the kids caught on. I want to try and teach it throughout the year - maybe with a story map we can use with our read-alouds, but I feel like theme is a hard concept to grasp. What are some ways that you teach theme in your classroom?