Discovering Theme Learning Stations

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Grade Levels
7th - 12th
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8 stations with 2-6 cards each
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These learning stations are designed to take students through the process that is necessary to understand theme in fiction. In the works they read, there is rarely a clearly stated "moral at the end of the story". Instead, there are steps that must be followed so students can discover the author's message. These learning stations take students through these steps, and then ask them to put the puzzle pieces together to figure out the author's message. (Distance Learning Option Included!)

In this file you will find station titles and task cards in both colour and black and white. There are also editable cards so you can add to or modify the questions.

You can read about how I used these stations in my high school English class HERE

See what other teachers are saying:

♥ This is brilliant! My students struggled this year to write about theme and I used this for To Kill A Mockingbird and it really helped them focus on the theme. Great resource.

♥ Thank you so much for this activity; the results have blown me away. Even my lower-performing English 11 classes have knocked this out of the park!

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Total Pages
8 stations with 2-6 cards each
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.


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