Theme Game for Centers: U-Know | Teaching Theme | Finding Theme

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Fun in 5th Grade
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Students were completely engaged! They didn't even realize they were learning! Great way to practice determining theme. Easy to extend by adding questions (how do you know? Prove your thinking!)
After learning the rules and relating it to a familiar game they know how to play, they LOVED playing this game. Can't wait to use again this year!
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Finding the theme in literature is important for you to teach and for students to learn to help them better understand a fiction text! Let them practice with this fun and engaging game that will make the skill of practicing determining the theme something students WANT to do! Works great for literacy centers or small group. Students will be begging to practice finding theme with this activity! I’ve had many students ask to play at recess and even lunch!

***What do you get?***

U-Know Cards 56 cards with short passages or explanations and students have to give the theme they think it fits.

”Cheat Sheet” with various themes listed to differentiate learning as necessary

Direction Sheet

Answer Key

What is U-Know?

U-Know is a fun and engaging card game where students practice topics in a repetitive way. I also use U-Know in stations or with early finishers throughout the year to spiral concepts for students. U-Know comes in MANY topics! So, once students learn the game, it will become a self-run station!

U-Know is played with students matching color/number to the card the previous player put down. Once they put their card down, they must read and answer. If correct, play moves on. If incorrect, player draws 2 new cards and play moves on. Students check answers with the included answer key.

This game can also be found in the following BUNDLES:

SUPER MEGA U-Know Bundle: Biggest SAVINGS!!

*ELA U-Know MEGA Bundle

*ELA U-Know Bundle 2

*Math & ELA U-Know MEGA Bundle 2

So please double check what's included if you've purchased any of those.

If you like this game, be sure to check out my whole line of U-KNOW Games!!!

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