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Readers retell &

Think beyond the text’s plot to infer lesson

Theme Emoji Icons
Me | Others | Life

Problem Emoji Icons
Me | Others | Life

Build background on recurring lessons, themes, and archetypes.

Simple summaries of popular picture books & fairytales.
Google Sheets

Simple and sophisticated summaries of short stories & video shorts. Google Sheets

Identify character change as evidence of a lesson learned.

Expect retells to include the
lesson jotted in the palm.
PDF | Jamboard | Figjam

Note character actions
at the beginning v. the end.
PDF | Jamboard | Figjam

Advance from lesson topics to theme statements

Using the same animated video short, click buttons to view the 4-step process.

Analyze theme development within novels.