Theme Activities for Any Novel or Short Story

Grade Levels
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Common Core Standards
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Teaching theme with a novel or short story? These graphic organizers and activities will engage students, and provide ample opportunities for understanding theme.

Included are 13 activities for teaching theme:
1. Tell Everyone! - old-fashioned phone
2. Tell Everyone! - text message with a smart phone
Note: these options allow for student choice, or the phone image that best fits with the story’s time period.

3. It’s in the details... - providing details to support the theme
4. It’s in the details... - providing a quote and a conflict to support the theme
Note: these two graphic organizers allow for differentiation - their requirements are different.

5. What is the story’s ‘recipe’ for that perfect theme?
6. Setting the table - adding details that create the theme
Note: these two graphic organizers allow for differentiation.

7. Movie Time! - summarizing the theme throughout the story
8. Movie Time! - drawing scenes that explain the theme
Note: these pages provide an opportunity to write or to draw scenes that support the theme - differentiation.

9. Conflicting Gears - finding the theme through the conflicts
10. Round Up the Usual Suspects - possible themes from all stories
11. Megaphone: Inferring the theme
12. Internal Conflict and Theme
13. External Conflict and Theme

You can see an image of most of these in the thumbnails, and the preview has a selection as well.

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