Comprehension Connections: Plot and Theme

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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7 pages


Helping students understand the importance of the plot and theme of a story is an integral part of learning to comprehend what we read.

Included in this freebie download are 15 questions to help spark students into thinking deeper about what is happening in the story.

This freebie addresses these Common Core State Standards:

CCSS RL 4.2, RL 5.2.

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7 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.


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