This set can be used to introduce Central Message (Theme).
In order to introduce this standard (and not overwhelm the students) only three common central messages are focused on: family, working together and accepting change. The students are asked to identify the central message of a text (with a corresponding picture) and then to explain how they know.
This packet includes:
- 2 PowerPoint slideshows (the PDF versions)
- three sets of worksheets (leveled) that correspond with the PPTs
- A sample anchor chart
- A page with suggestions for use
I used 'central message' instead of 'theme' because 'central message' is the wording used in the Common Core state standard RL.1.2 for first grade.
If you are looking for something a little more difficult, try this:
RL.1.2 - Central Message (Theme) Extension
Please email me if you have any questions or concerns.