This activity is designed to teach the skill “Theme”. There are many differentiated options and this activity can be used with grades 3-6, depending on your group.
-Poster sentence frames: color and black and white option. We also laminate these and let students write on them as a work mat when reading passages.
-Theme description poster
-Big Picture “going deeper” poster
-Worksheet version: 8 passages to practice identifying theme. These same passages are used for the “task card version” passages. We just wanted to let you have options of a print-and-go activity.
-Task card version: 4 passages to practice identifying theme: multiple choice.
-Task card version: 4 passages to practice identifying theme: identify theme and answers on the back
-8 short paragraphs with answers to sort and match
-Small world vs theme sort
9 examples of common themes poster. We use this when the kids get to the “write your own theme” activity.
Write your own theme (in task card and worksheet version.
*Laminate and make into reusable mats or copy and use as worksheets. We use them both ways!