Teaching Theme Task Cards Game {Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions}

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Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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Identifying the theme of a reading passage can be a difficult skill to learn, but this game can make practice much more fun! Included are 30 paragraph game cards and a game board to help students practice finding the theme of a paragraph. This game works great as a pair/group activity, or for use in literacy centers!

Included with this Teaching Theme Board Game:

  • Instructions for play
  • Game board
  • 30 paragraph game cards with multiple choice answers

The answers are included on the back of the cards.

These cards support the 4th grade and 5th grade Common Core standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.2 - Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2 - Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

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NEW! Need a SELF-GRADING, DIGITAL version? The passages and questions from this game can be found in my Theme Google Forms Quizzes Pack.

Think ahead and save $$ by buying this game as part of this discounted READING SKILLS GAMES BUNDLE!

Are you looking for another game to help students practice determining the "lesson" of the story? Our Proverbs and Adages Board Game is great for additional practice with this skill!


You might also like these other ELA games by Games 4 Gains:

Finding the Main Idea Board Game

Drawing Conclusions Board Game

Making Inferences Board Game

Author's Purpose Board Game

Cause and Effect Board Game

Compare and Contrast Board Game


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Created by Brittney Field, © Games 4 Gains, LLC.

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