Print & Digital One Pager Identifying Theme Worksheets and Main Idea Activities

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Description

This fun and engaging finding the main idea one pager activity will help if you are struggling teaching theme or help your students understand identifying themes and main idea and supporting details! This finding the authors purpose worksheet can be used to analyze a book, short story, poem, article, passage/excerpt or other text!

Students will:

  • Learn what a theme is as well as the difference between theme topics and a theme statement.
  • Identify multiple theme topics they believe are repeated through a text
  • Create a theme statement showing the message/lesson they believe the author is repeating throughout the text.
  • Create a one pager focusing on how the author developed the theme.

Get this activity and more in my One Pager Activity Bundle for Books, Plays, Articles, Research Topics & About Me!

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RESOURCE BREAKDOWN

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Print and digital versions available!

  • PDF
  • Google™ Slides
  • Compatible with Easel by TpT

1. Theme Info Sheet defining theme topic vs theme statement.

  • Theme topic: broad repeated throughout (ex: adventure)
  • Theme statement: message/lesson the author reveals through the theme topic (ex: Adventure can sometimes keep you from the people you love the most.)

2. Theme Analysis

  • Guide that helps students identify theme topics repeated in the text and create a theme statement showing the message/lesson they believe the reader can learn from the text.
  • Students also identify specific events from the text that relate to the theme statement.

3. One Pager Rubric

4. Seven One Pager templates students can use to create their one pager!

  • Digital versions of the templates are also included!

5. SEVENTEEN Student Examples of One Pagers!

  • 6 examples for a one pager focusing on theme
  • 5 examples for a one pager focusing on an act/scene summary from a play
  • 6 examples for a one pager focusing on a research topic/historical figure

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File Type: PDF & Google Slides

Editable: No

Total Pages: 55

Content Pages: 32

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