This bundle includes theme task cards, centers/activities, and posters!
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***Task Cards- Included in this pack are 12 story task cards. Students will read the mini story and then write the theme down on the answer sheet.
Task cards are wonderful because they are super versatile and students enjoy them. I like to use these task cards in small groups, but you could easily use them in a whole group setting or with individual students.
I've also included an answer key, but some stories may have more than one theme.
***Centers- Included are 4 centers/activities you can use with your students.
Activity 1- Students play "Act It Out", which is where a group of 4 tries to guess the theme each student acts out. A recording sheet has been included, which requires students to write down the theme their classmate is acting out, and they must write a short summary supporting their reasoning.
Activity 2- Students read a book and then create a theme postcard. Students are writing a postcard to a character in the book explaining the theme.
Activity 3- I created something called a "Z Organizer", which is where students identify different story parts, which lead to the theme of the story. I like using this organizer because it reviews basic plot terms.
Activity 4- Students will roll a dice and the number they get correlates to the green dice on the handout. For instance, if they roll a 1, they will create a story that teaches a lesson on integrity.
**Posters- You could hang them up on a bulletin board, use them during small groups, or give certain students the responsibility of writing a story that matches the theme. For example, I may display the "courage" theme poster, and I'll have early finishers work on creating their own story that matches the theme for the day.
* I also included a mini theme organizer called, "Theme Finder. " I like to place several of these organizers near my reading center; students complete them as they identify different themes found within different novels.
The posters include the following themes;
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