Use this graphic organizer as a way to introduce and reinforce theme. The theme of a story can be difficult for students to find and these keywords and questions can help students narrow in on theme. This could be a handout for each student. It could be an accommodation for those needing extra support or it could be used as a classroom poster or printable on an Elmo/overhead projector. It could be cut apart and used as a matching game.
A blank copy of the sheet has also been included for notetaking purposes or to use definitions instead of questions to help students find the theme.
Additionally, a sheet with some example stories to use to teach them has been included.