Lesson Plan

Read Across the World

In this lesson, your students will explore the world through a variety of picture books. They will examine a variety of themes through each text that they read and determine any common themes among the texts.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to identify themes in short picture books.
  • Students will be able to determine common themes.


(10 minutes)
  • Tell the students that today they are going to review some common themes.
  • Remind students that theme is the message in a text.
  • Have students raise their hands to share some common themes in text. Some themes may include: Acceptance, courage, bravery, friendship, cooperation, kindness, loyalty, and perseverance.