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Do your students struggle to find the theme of a story? Theme can be a difficult skill for students to master but it doesn't have to be! Teaching theme with fables makes finding themes in literature a little easier. In this resource, students will learn how to explain how the theme is conveyed through morals, lessons, and key details in fables. Students will quickly and easily be able to determine the message or central idea found in a story that the author is trying to convey.Eliminate the conf
This is a quick reading exercise that can be used as guided or independent practice after teaching students the concept of a story’s theme, lesson, or central message. You can also assign as homework or use as an exit ticket to assess which students mastered the concept.This handout has 1 short story, adapted from Aesop's Fables, with 4-5 assessment questions including a detail/character-related question. ♥♥ PLEASE NOTE: This worksheet can be found within a comprehensive value pack on main idea
Take ELA review days from dull to dazzling with this Jeopardy-style classroom game! This highly engaging Theme Game Show PowerPoint activity makes the skill of finding the theme something that students are EXCITED to do!  My class CHEERS when they see this game in the plans. Students will be listening to your every word as they work hard to win a point for their team.  It’s a win-win for you and your students: kids will have FUN and be challenged to use higher-level thinking skills as they move
WHY is find the theme so difficult for students? It's time to make this concept EASY for students... with no extra work on your part!These theme task cards and worksheets are perfect for 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade. This theme task cards include differentiated answer sheets to meet the varying needs of the students in your class. Since each answer sheet asks the student to do different things, you can use these task cards THREE TIMES with each student, if you choose. Please
This resource helps students practice finding the theme of a story in a fun way. Students complete a theme "scavenger hunt" by finding theme paragraph cards /short stories hidden around the room. Students must determine which theme on their recording sheet best supports the different paragraphs / short stories. This theme ELA resource includes:a student recording sheet16 paragraph cards / short stories (students determine the theme for each card)an answer keyThis makes a great theme review
This resource contains 3 low prep theme center activities for you to use in your classroom. These games are an engaging, hands on way to help your students be better able to find the theme of a text. This resource includes the following 3 theme games for upper elementary students (4th grade, 5th grade): First Center: Theme Mazes - No PrepThese 5 mazes are designed to help students think about how themes and main ideas are related and how they are different. In the first two mazes, students must
While it may seem straight forward, central messages or themes can be a very difficult concept for students- especially when asked to explain how they know. This packet was created to help students retell stories to identify the central message (moral) of the story. Central Messages Included:1. Work together (cooperation)2. Be brave (you don't need to be scared) 3. Try new things4. If you make a mistake, be honest (everyone makes mistakes and it's okay)5. Give to others (help animals/generosity)
Students will have repeated opportunities for identifying common literature themes as they engage in this common core aligned bingo game! Great for test prep or small group intervention, this activity will have students zeroing in on specific evidence necessary for finding the theme in any story!Includes:*12 different color bingo boards*16 theme related mini passage cards (with answers)*preparation/direction pagePlease visit my store (JB Creations) for my other original standards based activiti
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Finding the theme in literature is important for you to teach and for students to learn to help them better understand a fiction text! Let them practice with this fun and engaging game that will make the skill of practicing determining the theme something students WANT to do! Works great for literacy centers or small group. Students will be begging to practice finding theme with this activity! I’ve had many students ask to play at recess and even lunch!***What do you get?***U-Know Cards 56 ca
A FAVORITE WITH MY STUDENTS! THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS MY ORIGINAL "TEACHING THEME AND MORE" PLUS POWER POINT VERSION OF PRODUCT! (BOTH LOCATED IN CONVENIENT ZIP FOLDER). I HAVE COMPLETELY REFORMATTED FOR A BETTER VIEW ON SMART BOARD AND HAVE ADDED ADDITIONAL COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS FOR EACH PASSAGE (2018)! These short stories are HIGH INTEREST, realistic fiction, written with an identifiable THEME. I wrote them for the purpose of students to gain confidence with understanding and identifying th
Finding Theme | Theme of A Story | Teaching Theme | 1st 2nd 3rd 4th GradeStudents will learn how to identify the theme of stories, theme of fables and theme in books. A perfect introduction to learning the importance of theme!❤ CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW GREEN APPLE LESSONS!
A FAVORITE WITH MY STUDENTS! These short stories are HIGH INTEREST, realistic fiction, written with an identifiable THEME. I wrote them for the purpose of students to gain confidence with understanding and identifying the tricky concept of THEME. Teaching theme is fun if you have the right resource! This resource contains enough material for WEEKS OF INSTRUCTION. Although the stories were written for teaching theme, they can also be used to review or introduce CHARACTER TRAITS/CO
Can use this as a worksheet, quiz, or small group isolated activity. There are 6 short passages. Themes include honesty, friendship, acceptance, determination, greed, and compassion.Answer Key:1. Compassion 2. Determination 3. Acceptance 4. Greed 5. Honesty6. Friendship
This rigorous assessment for identifying themes in literature mimics what students will encounter on state tests regarding this common core aligned standard (RL.4.3). After carefully reading the included passages, students will be asked to identify and support their choice of theme for each one. Each of the 12 text dependent passages was carefully crafted using the depth of knowledge for questioning framework. A complete answer key is also included!Check out this DIGITAL, SELF GRADING version
Theme can be a difficult concept for intermediate-aged students. This extra-helpful, engaging unit makes teaching theme super easy and enjoyable! Students LOVE the hands-on, high-interest activities, and you will enjoy the low amount of prep work involved!Click HERE to save 20% by buying the bundle, which includes Figurative Language, Author's Purpose,and Theme in Literature.This packet includes everything you need for a complete unit on Theme:• Theme Poster: Choose from the full-color version o
This fun cooperative group "scoot" game will have students identifying common themes in familiar stories! Students will be asked to work cooperatively as a team to find key details as evidence to help them correctly identify which theme the particular story card represents. Directly aligned to the common core standard: RL.4.2. (Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text), this is one of my students’ all time favorite activities to do! Enjoy! ☺Included with down
Students struggle with finding themes of text, so make the process easier start with using these short films that can all be found on You Tube. The 5 shorts included in this packet are "Geri's Game," "Day and Night," "For the Birds," "Partly Cloudy," and "Dug's Special Mission." Students should view the text 3 times to build on understanding. Each short includes a blank page for students that asks them to summarize the text after the first viewing, find a theme after the second viewing, and fi
This is a fun, seasonal alphabet letter find where children search for capital and lowercase letters in a fall pumpkin. This product is great for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade.**Now Get it in a Growing Bundle and Save****Now Get it in a Growing Bundle and Save**No also available in a Winter Snowman theme. Find it here.Letter Find - Winter Snowman ThemeThis packet teaches:Letter RecognitionCountingChoose a focus letter, and have the children find and circle the matching upper and lowerc
Teaching theme using quotes is a fun and engaging way to get students thinking outside of the box. It's not your average theme lesson! Instead, it helps encourage critical thinking skills in a new and exciting way for students.Identifying the theme of a story is a higher order thinking skill that requires the reader to make an inference. Some students have a difficult time identifying themes, so it is important that students have practice in a variety of ways. This product allows students to t
Identifying theme can be a challenging task for many students. Give your students a unique interactive, multimedia experience for learning about identifying theme in literature. The simple teacher prep and the easy-to-navigate digital LINKtivity learning guide are perfect for any upper elementary classroom (even great for substitute days)!Your students will love this self-paced, student-controlled digital activity that allows them to discover theme in the books that they read by using a step-by
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PRINT and TEACH! There are many different ways to use these cards to help your students identify common themes in stories. They can be read independently, in small groups, or you might consider reading them out loud for a whole class discussion. They also work well at reading centers, especially when combined with the challenge cards. There are two different assessments included, short answer and multiple choice. Answer keys are provided for both. There is also a Reading Log included so studen
Looking for all the resources you need to teach themes in literature in your upper elementary classroom? This theme pack includes anchor charts, posters, modeled writing examples, organizers, and so much more to help you teach common themes in literature.This bundle contains both print and digital versions.Help your students to understand and identify the themes and life lessons in the books that they read and distinguish the difference between them. Focus on teaching literary theme with these a
In this escape room themed activity on finding slope from a graph, table and two points, students will need to complete 4 tasks in order to find a lock combination. A background story is included with a link to a video introduction (and is optional to use) on how a secret agent left tasks behind to help students escape the classroom. A written version is also included (an editable version of this is included so that you can change it to match employees at your school if you would like). To use:D
This worksheet is great to practice and/or assess the ability of your students to find THEME in poetry. It utilizes the great work of Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken." It also helps students to recognizes clues and exercise comprehension of classic poems! This poem is also a great message for students and can be tied in with leadership learning and independent thinking! Enjoy! :)

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