Theme Reading Comprehension Task Cards

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Description

Are you getting ready to teach or review theme with your students? If so, you're going to want to check out these reading task cards. Each fiction passage takes up just a half page so they won't take a long time for your students to read. The passages could be used to teach a variety of reading comprehension skills, but they are written with theme as the focus. Your students will be able to easily identify and understand the theme of each story.

Be sure to check out the preview to see pictures and learn more about what is included in this resource.

What's Included?

This resource includes 20 fiction task cards. Each task card contains a short reading passage (half a page) and includes a variety of printing options so you can find the exact format that will work for your students' needs.

Option 1: Just the Text

  • You can print the task cards with just the text. This is a great option if you want to use these fictional reading passages to teach something other than theme or if you plan on using them in a traditional task card way.
  • There are all three different student response sheets included that you can pair with the task cards.
  • There is also a digital version included created Google Slides

Option 2: Text & Graphic Organizer

  • This option needs to be printed front and back.
  • One one side students have the reading passage (same as option 1), and on the back there is a graphic organizer to help them identify the theme.
  • This is a great option to help students organize their thinking about the text and to learn strategies that will help them identify the theme.
  • There is also a digital version included created Google Slides

Option 3: Text & Reading Response Questions

  • This option needs to be printed front and back.
  • One side students have the reading passage (same as option 1), and on the other side there is a set of text-based comprehension questions and a space for a sticky note so they can "stop-and-jot" while they read the text.
  • This is a great option if you want students to identify the theme on their own and respond to the comprehension questions.
  • There is also a digital version included created Google Slides

*Each option also includes a digital version created using Google Slides so you can use this resource no matter what your teaching situation looks like.

How Can I Use This Resource?

There are TONS of ways you can use this resource in your classroom.

  • Print the task cards on cardstock and use them in a literacy center to help your students identify the theme of a story.
  • Use the task card passages as part of your strategy group or small group instruction. They are short and focused and are the perfect small group teaching tool.
  • Make a copy of 1-2 of the task cards and give to students are part of your warm-up, morning work, or homework.
  • Use as a quick assessment at the end of your lesson or unit on theme.
  • Use for ANY FICTION instruction - while these task cards are perfect for teaching theme, you can also use them to teach a variety of fictional comprehension skills.

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Total Pages
80+
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
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.

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