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Central Message Passages & Task Cards

Grade Levels
K - 2nd, Homeschool
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This no prep ELA Print and Go Packet provides opportunities for your students to identify the central message in 12 unique passages. While it may seem straight forward, central message 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 in order to identify the central message (theme or moral) of the story.

All 12 texts have been leveled using Lexile and range somewhere between 200 - 400L (Levels F-J) to ensure they are readable for your students. These are great for reading centers, independent practice, morning work, homework, small group instruction and more! This was written for my 1st grade classroom, but it is useful for 2nd graders who need additional fluency and comprehension practice for more advanced Kindergartners. This is a quick and easy to use activity packet for finding the central message or lesson in a text.

SO...WHAT'S INCLUDED?

⭐ 12 task cards that print 4 to a page. Use these task cards as a “scoot” game or tape the task cards to the wall to “read the room.” Have your students record the central messages in their journals or using the included organizer

⭐ 12 central messages task cards that I associate with the 12 stories on their own task cards. Have the students match the story to the central message

⭐ Blank task card template for you to write in your own central messages if you have one that you think better fits a certain story

⭐ 12 passages that print 2 to a page. They fit perfectly into a reading journal or interactive notebook.

  • Format 1: Asks for students to identify the central message and then write how they know - explaining their reasoning from evidence in the story.
  • Format 2: Asks for students to identify the central message and then write how they can apply it in their own life - making connections from the text to self

⭐Answer Key

***The stories are the same in the task cards and passages - only the format changes. This is to allow you to mix and match according to the different needs and abilities of your students; as well as to your teaching needs.***

Everything is offered in color or black & white for your convenience!

Central messages in this product are:

1. Help others in need

2. Be patient

3. Follow the rules to stay safe

4. Do not lie

5. Don't give up

6. Be thankful

7. Keep your promises

8. Appreciate what you have

9. Show kindness to others (Be a good friend)

10. Stand up to bullies

11.Be brave (Don't be afraid)

12. Work together as a team

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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.

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