Thematic Organization

Thematic units consist of a series of learning experiences that are focused on a particular topic, idea, author, or genre; each unit consists of specific learning or literacy outcomes for students. Several pieces of literature that support the theme become the basis for major reading and writing experiences within the theme.

There are several major advantages to using themes:

See also Interdisciplinary/Cross-Curricular Teaching

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