Grade Levels
2nd - 9th, Homeschool
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Teaching theme is fun but it can be even MORE with this wonderful, hands on, engaging lessons. Let the students knowledge of Theme come to life by allowing them to find the theme of classic animated movies! This activity includes a tic-tac-toe board with movie pictures, movie pictures and summaries to print off (back to back), theme reference sheet, answer key, directions, extension discussion questions, and an assessment!!

More has also been added to this unit!!!

Included you'll also find a 'Core of the Story' apple themed craftivity activity with 4 small texts included.

Roll a Theme dice game activity (texts included)

Color Coded theme texts - including 6 different short stories and students are to identify the them and underline evidence in the text that matches the theme using the appropriate color.

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Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
Not Included
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
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.
Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.


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