Prepare your students for Common Core assessments, like PARCC and TNReady wit this product! This activity makes a perfect independent or small group center for students to practice identifying theme in literature. Students will read fables and poems and select the best theme. Then, the students will read a drama and determine the theme and events from the text that support the theme. The first activity is hands-on and can be completed independently or within a small group. The second activity is designed as an independent practice page or assessment.
This product includes the following materials:
Page 1 - A cover sheet to glue to the front of your center folder
Page 2 - Photos of a sample center
Page 3 - An overview of how to determine theme and student instructions
Page 4 - Fables Sorting Mat
Page 5 - Poetry Sorting Mat
Page 6 - Sorting cards to be cut apart for student use
Page 7 - An answer key for the fables sorting mat
Page 8 - An answer key for the poetry sorting mat
Page 9-10 - An independent practice worksheet where students read a play and determine a possible theme and details from the text that support the theme.
Page 11 - An answer key for the independent practice worksheet
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