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Reinforcing the Concepts of Plot, Theme & Setting at Home (Part 2 of 4)

Plot, theme and setting are important to the overall understanding of a fictional story. Reinforcing these concepts can be help your children develop a life long love of reading. The plot encompasses the events that occur within a story. When your child is reading, you can assist them to recognize the plot by asking them what has happened in the story. They should be

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Elements of Literature (Part 1 of 4)

As your child is reading a story, whether for pleasure or for school, it is important for them to be able to recognize and respond to questions about the elements of literature. Elements of literature include plot, theme, setting, characterization, conflict, mood, style, tone, and point of view. This series will cover the different elements of literature and activities that you can do at

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Studying an Author

Completing an author study is a great opportunity to dig deeper into the books your child is reading.  An author study involves reading several books by the same author and then learning about the author’s life as well.  It is a little more work than just letting your children read, but the benefits are worth the extra work. Choose an Author While their are

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Finding the Theme of a Book

Every novel has an overarching theme: a message that the author is trying to get across.  It can be very challenging for children to learn how to identify the theme of a book. Here are some ways that you can make identifying a theme easier. List Common Book Themes Start with a list of common book themes.  Spend a few days talking about those

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