Puzzles are not just for primary grades or math. These determining theme puzzles will not only allow your students to practice 4th/5th grade level theme skills, but they will also be engaged with the novel format.
This reading center resource includes 18 theme puzzles to practice identifying the themes of fiction stories.
The themes in this center are not one-word themes. Instead, they are themes written as complete sentences.
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Three different direction versions are included to help you best use this resource for your students.
Version 1: The students will read each text, determine the theme, and then find the puzzle piece that matches.
Version 2: The students will read each text, determine the theme, write that theme in their words on their recording sheets, and then find the puzzle piece that best matches.
Version 3: This version is identical to Version 2, except optional distractor theme puzzle pieces are included.
Directions and specific recording sheets for the different versions can be found following the puzzle pieces. Answer keys are also included.
Need More Theme Resources?
Click here to see my Supplemental Resource for Teaching Theme.
Click here to see my Comparing Themes Sort and Activity Pack.
Click here to see my Determining Themes Flipbook.
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