Theme Analysis – Videos

Theme is the message or life lesson that we learn from reading (or watching) a story.  We have been reading various short stories to help us develop and improve skills in identifying and analyzing theme.  We have also watched a few videos and analyzed the theme of the videos as well.

Here are two of our favorites:

Never, Ever Give Up – Arthur’s Transformation

“Jump” – Steve Harvey speech



I am happy to announce a new online resource that will help scholars with learning and reviewing academic vocabulary and spelling.


Please use this great resource to help with studying/reviewing our spelling words. VocabularySpellingCity makes learning our word lists fun and easy.

Scholars will use the same list for two weeks, and then begin working with a new list. This is a part of our efforts in intervention classes, to assist scholars with success in spelling as well as grade level skills and vocabulary. Though spelling is primarily a focus in intervention class, all scholars can benefit from this type of spelling practice at home. However, only scholars who are enrolled in my intervention classes will have a spelling test every other week.

Please let me know if you have any questions about VocabularySpellingCity, intervention class, or any other class-related questions.

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