Here is a great way to help students practice identifying themes in fiction! Each set includes multiple short stories that are effective for giving students multiple chances to quickly read a text and pick out an appropriate theme. Each text also allows for students to provide their reasoning to support the thinking behind the themes that they have chosen.
- Set 1: Fables of the World (Getting away from classics like three little pigs and such!)
- Set 2: Real World Based (Scenarios that are more grounded in every day life)
- What is Theme Poster
- Fast Finishers Activity: Students are asked to create their own fable/story that includes a theme in it.