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How Do You Teach Theme?

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When Dana Johansen first started teaching, her students would describe the theme of a work as "family," or "friendship," or "love." She wasn't ok with those answers so, with Sonja Cherry-Paul, she started thinking about how to actually teach theme. In today's video, the coauthors of Teaching Interpretation discuss their process.

 
 
 
 
 
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Sonja Cherry-Paul and Dana Johansen are the authors of Teaching Interpretation: Using Text-Based Evidence to Construct Meaning. Together, they run the website LitLearnAct, a collaborative blog for literacy teachers. Follow them on Twitter @LitLearnAct.

Topics: Video, Education, Education Policy, Guided Reading, Reading, Teaching Interpretation, Close Reading, Comprehension, Dana Johansen, Language Arts, Sonja Cherry-Paul, Staff Development

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