Teaching theme is difficult and made even more so when you can only talk about theme after reading each novel. I sped up the process by having the students practice finding theme with songs. For this activity, you will need to find the songs and play them for the class. The students love this activity and talk about my crazy songs all year!
This download is a double-sided worksheet for the students plus the answer sheet for you. The activity will take a full class period and then the students can keep the handout as a reference sheet for the year.