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.